Wednesday, March 16, 2011

greek turkey burgers with tzatziki sauce

quick flavorful dinner on a busy weeknight..  since we are low carbing it the bun was not eaten just used for the photo.. i really love turkey burgers with lemon zest they go so well together..



greek turkey burgers

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings:  6
ingredients:

2 lbs. ground turkey
1 (4 oz) package of crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped onion (i used my mini food processor)
1/2 tblsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tblsp. chopped chives
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. lemon zest
the juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

in a medium mixing combine all ingredients, shape into 6 (1/2 inch thick) patties.  i put them in the freezer about 15 minutes before cooking so they don't fall aprt on the grill.. in the meantime heat your bbq grill to medium high heat.. cook patties to desired doneness.. about 5-7 minutes on each side..

toppings:

sliced cucumbers
sliced onion
sliced tomatoes
tzatziki sauce (recipe below)

tzatziki sauce

2 cups greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 tblsp. fresh parsley
the juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt and pper to taste

in a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.  cover and chill in fridge for 1 hour before serving..

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