Taste Buds' August Recipe of the Month


Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Sauce


Turkey Burgers
  • 1 Tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 Vidalia onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. red-pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. 93-97% lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Cucumber Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. EVOO
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (stir in at end)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


Turkey Burgers:

  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender (3-4 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cooled onion mixture with the egg, parsley, oregano, red-pepper flakes and ground turkey. Add the bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper, and mix until thoroughly combined. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Form mixture into four patties. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-hight heat and spray it generously with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Place the burgers in the skillet and sear on each side until well browned, 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the burgers are fully cooked through (15-17 minutes) reaching a minimum internal temperature of 165 degree F.  

Cucumber Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt with the cucumber, EVOO, and lemon juice and garlic powder to combine. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the parsley.

When burgers are done, top them with the sauce and enjoy them on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, or your favorite toppings.



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