Greek Turkey Burger with Feta-Yogurt Sauce

Host the Toast Greek Burger
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Cook: 12 minutes


Feta-Yogurt Sauce
1cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2cup crumbled feta cheese
1tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3cloves garlic, minced
1teaspoon fresh lemon juice
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt, to taste
Greek Turkey Burgers
1pound lean turkey
1cup baby spinach, chopped
1tablespoon capers
1teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2teaspoon dried oregano
1/2teaspoon dried thyme
2 scallions, chopped
3cloves garlic, minced
1tablespoon kalamata olives, chopped
salt and black pepper, to taste
4 fresh hamburger buns, sandwich thins, or pitas
romaine lettuce
roasted red peppers


  1. Combine all of the Feta-Yogurt Sauce ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add more olive oil if necessary to get to the desired consistency. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, spinach, capers, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, scallions, garlic, olives, salt and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly dispersed throughout the meat. Place the mixture into the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the meat mixture from the fridge and divide it into 4 equal parts. Roll the meat into balls and then use your palm to flatten them out.
  4. Place the burger patties on a grill set to high heat or in the oven set to broil. Cook the patties for about 12 minutes total, flipping them halfway through. The patties will be done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  5. Serve the burgers with a generous amount of the Feta-Yogurt Sauce and whatever toppings you prefer.

This recipe originally appeared on Host the Toast.