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Greek Turkey Burgers with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek-inspired turkey burgers are grilled to perfection and topped with a creamy garlic and dill tzatziki sauce. Protein packed and exploding with flavor, these grilled turkey burgers are a healthy addition to any BBQ.

Holding Greek Turkey Burgers

Let’s take a look at the key ingredients in Greek cuisine: lemon, garlic, yogurt, olive oil, kalamata olives. You really can’t get any closer to Middle Eastern food now can you? It’s any wonder I love cooking Greek food at home.

greek village salad with olive oil drizzle

Add to that the fact that we grew up traveling to Greektown, Chicago several times a year and you’ve got yourself one Greek food-obsessed gal. From Greek Grilled Vegetables to Lightened Greek Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono) to Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts and more, I just can’t quit Greek food.

Grilling Turkey Burgers

With grilling season in full swing, I decided to create a Greek-inspired grilled turkey burger topped with Greek Tzatziki Sauce.

Easy Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

The cool, creamy, garlic and dill yogurt sauce is the ultimate topping for my juicy turkey burgers blended with dried oregano and fresh garlic.

Forming Turkey Burger Patties (raw meat)

How To Make Turkey Burgers

To make these turkey burgers, I start with ground turkey breast which I combine in a large bowl with salt, pepper, dried oregano and grated, fresh garlic. Feel free to add a little cayenne for a pinch of heat.

Grilling Turkey Burgers

Next, drizzle a little olive oil on each burger before grilling over high heat roughly 3-4 minutes per side, rotating and flipping once.

slicing cucumber

Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce

Begin making the tzatziki sauce while the burgers are grilling. Mince cucumbers and combine in a medium bowl with plain, whole milk yogurt, fresh dill and garlic.

Mincing Dill

We love fresh dill so we add quite a bit but feel free to dial it up or down depending on preference.

tzatziki Sauce in a bowl

What’s great about tzatziki is that the flavor enhances over time as it sits. Feel free to prep this sauce a day or two in advance.

Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

To serve, place the turkey burgers in between two buns and top with the tzatziki sauce. We love adding thinly sliced tomatoes and red onions as well but feel free to use any of your favorite burger toppings.

Holding Greek Turkey Burgers

A final note about my Greek Turkey Burgers: you may wish to make extra tzatziki sauce! It’s the perfect protein-packed dip for raw vegetables or pita chips and also tastes great drizzled over grilled salmon and more. Or you can simply eat the entire bowl with a spoon like I have many times. No judgement here.

person ready to eat a turkey burger

No forks required.

Homemade Turkey Burgers

Greek Turkey Burgers with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek-style turkey burgers are grilled to perfection and topped with a creamy garlic and dill tzatziki sauce. Protein packed and exploding with flavor, these Greek burgers are a healthy addition to any BBQ.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 8 mins
TOTAL: 23 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat grill to high heat. Pour olive oil on a large plate; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, use hands to mix together ground turkey, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Divide mixture into four and form meat into six-ounce patties.
  • Place patties on the plate with olive oil and flip once so that both sides are coated in oil.
  • Grill burgers over high heat until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Serve burgers in a split bun topped with spinach, tomato slices and plenty of tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 36.1gProtein: 54.6gFat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1120mgFiber: 6.7gSugar: 4.3g

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

48 Comments

  1. I made these for my step-daughter and her husband. I used an iron skillet on the stove top rather than the BBQ, but they were still superb.

    Thanks for another great recipe!…

  2. Liz, I am 100%greek and have a dear Lebanese Great Uncle, so everytime we visited the Jersey shore, we knew Aunt Chris would be cooking Lebanese! It was such a treat. I’m slowly working my way thru your recipes, loving them all, and with multiple medical problems, your delicious recipes are helping me feel better AND the weight is coming off. Found your website by chance, and wished I found it sooner. The Greek grilled turkey burgers, I added grated onion, oregano, and chopped roasted red bell peppers to the patties and grilled as you indicated—so juicy and succulent. Thank you so much.

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