This recipe for Greek Turkey Burgers with Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is a fun fusion of basic burgers and Greek Spanakopita for a fresh new weeknight meal idea. It’s packed with the flavors of garlic, spinach, pine nuts, and feta!
It’s very rare that we actually make burgers at home. They usually take the backseat to grilled steak or BBQ chicken. If we’re craving a burger we usually hit up Smashburger (if my hubby is choosing) or Shake Shack (if it’s my turn to pick!).
But I want to build up my burger repertoire beyond my basic burger recipe that only gets made once in a blue moon. (If you’re interested, my basic burger recipe is just 1 pound 85% lean ground beef; 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce; 1 teaspoon soy sauce, tamari sauce, or coconut aminos; and 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning.) And these Greek Turkey Burgers are a fun way to mix things up!
Spinach Feta Greek Burgers
These burgers have all the classic flavors of Spanakopita going on: creamy tang from feta, freshness from dill, garlic, spinach (which also bumps up the nutrition!), and toasted pine nuts. I use an egg white along with almond flour as a binder instead of breadcrumbs, so these are naturally gluten-free.
Pro Tip: Check the label of your Worcestershire sauce if keeping these burgers gluten-free is important because some brands of Worcestershire contain gluten.
Low Carb Greek Burgers
For a lighter low-carb summer meal, I like my burger a bed of lettuce. To make it a Greek salad, serve it with:
- Any leafy greens you like
- Red onion
- Kalamata olives
- And don’t forget the tzatziki!
This recipe makes either 6 pretty big burgers, or 8 more normal-sized burgers. The photos in this post are of the larger burgers, and I have to say, this size is really filling on its own. You probably won’t have much of an appetite left for side dishes if you make them this size, so I recommend making 8 burgers.
Pro Tip: Leftover burgers pack really well for lunches, especially as a Greek salad.
More Recipes That Use Ground Turkey:
- Turkey Taco Rice Salad Bowls with Creamy Tex-Mex Dressing
- Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce
- Cheesy Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary Cream Sauce (Low Carb)
- Mango Turkey Sloppy Joe Salad Bowls (Paleo)
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Greek Turkey Burgers with Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Spanakopita Turkey Burgers:
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 ounces baby spinach
- 2 medium cloves garlic crushed
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1 large egg white
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts toasted
- 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese about 1/2 cup crumbled
- Red onion
- Kalamata olives
- Crumbled feta
- Fresh dill
- Serve these on toasted buns or on a bed of lettuce
- For the sauce, mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving (or up to 2 days).
- For the burgers, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
- Add the turkey, cooled spinach, and all remaining burger ingredients to a large bowl and use your hands to gently combine, being careful not to over-mix.
- Shape the burgers into 6 or 8 patties, depending how big you want them, and chill in the fridge for an hour (or up to 4 hours). Let the burgers sit at room temperature for 10 minutes right before you cook them.
- You can cook these over medium-high heat (about 5 to 7 minutes per side) on an oiled grill or grill pan, but I love using my cast iron skillet on the stovetop because they take on a gorgeous golden color.
- Serve the burgers along with the Tzatziki Sauce and any toppings you like.
- Net Carbs: 6g per serving (1 burger with tzatziki sauce)
- The nutrition information for this recipe was calculated without the topping ideas or serving suggestions.
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