Lean Greek Turkey Burgers


These burgers feature some of the healthiest staples of Mediterranean cooking including Kalamata olives, feta cheese, spinach, garlic, oregano and olive oil. They can be served on a bun or over a bed of rice, quinoa, salad or roasted veggies.

  • 1 ½ lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbs Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, finely chopped
  • 3 oz Crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh spinach, finely chopped and packed
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil spray

  1. Preheat oven to 420°F.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together thoroughly. Scoop out a large fistful of meat, roll it into a ball, then flatten it to form a patty around 1 ½ inches thick.
  3. Repeat with the remaining meat to make five large patties of equal size. Use your thumb to make a shallow indentation in the middle of each patty to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook.
  4. Set a large oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and spray lightly with olive oil. When the skillet is hot, add the patties. Cook on one side for 3 to 4 minutes, until the edges are brown and seared, then flip the patties over.
  5. Cook for an additional minute, then place the entire skillet in the oven to cook until the internal temperature is 165°F, 9 to 11 minutes.  

NOTE: You can also bake burgers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil for 8 to 10 minutes.

Serves 5 | Prep Time 15-20 min