Greek Turkey Burgers with Skinny Tzatziki Sauce

I love to make this one when the weather gets warmer. It is light and flavorful – and looks much more complicated to make than it is. You could easily prepare the mixture ahead of time, keeping it refrigerated until you are ready to cook. I also just discovered a skinny tzatziki sauce recipe, which was a delicious addition to these burgers.

The burger recipe comes directly from Weight Watchers magazine (see link here).

Ingredients: 18 oz ground turkey breast, 10 Tbsp crumbled fat-free or low-fat feta cheese, 3 Tbsp chopped mint, zest of 1 lemon, salt and pepper, whole wheat pita (or lavash roll or deli thins sandwich rolls)

In a medium bowl, mix together the ground turkey, feta cheese, chopped mint, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Divide mixture and form into patties. (I find that 2 Tbsp of turkey mixture makes a nice slider sized patty.) Broil for 5 minutes on each side (or until cooked thoroughly – do be careful as ground turkey meat will dry out if overcooked).


There are a few ways to prepare this – slide into a pita, put on a sandwich roll or deli thin, or cut or crumble the patty and put into lavash roll to make a wrap sandwich. Top with lettuce, tomato, cucumber (and any other fresh veggies) and add tzatziki sauce (see below for recipe).



This skinny tzatziki sauce recipe was part of a Greek 7 Layer Dip recipe from Skinnytaste. (Click here for that recipe.)

Ingredients: 1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt, 1 clove finely minced garlic, 1 tsp fresh dill, juice of ½ lemon, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.

Mix the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.

This recipe still needs a little tweaking. I ended up adding more lemon, dill, and garlic salt (all to taste) – but didn’t really note the exact quantities of what I used. It was still delicious and a fabulous addition to my Greek wrap sandwich.  I am making the Greek 7 Layer dip this week, so I will have another opportunity to make this tzatziki sauce – I will keep you posted.


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