Greek Turkey Burger

A few weeks back, I was contact by the folks over at Yoplait to try out their Nonfat Greek Yogurt and review the product. I love Greek Yogurt, so I was happy to oblige, as I use yogurt in many recipes and had never yet tried Yoplait’s Greek Yogurt. So, after picking up some of the yogurt, I headed into the kitchen last night to try out their Greek Turkey Burger Recipe with Homemade Tzatziki sauce. I’m a big fan of burgers and of Greek food, so I was excited to combine the two. I made a few alterations to the recipe in order to make it more Weight Watchers friendly, and I have to say, these low calorie turkey burgers turned out so yummy!! The feta cheese and homemade Tzatziki sauce really added a nice flavor, while still keeping it low in points. Each burger, with bun and sauce came out to just a 4 Points each. While I didn’t find the Yoplait Greek Yogurt better or much different than other non fat Greek yogurts I’ve used, their Greek Turkey Burger is definitely a hit and something that the whole family would enjoy.

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe

Ingredients:
Tzatziki Sauce:
– 1 container (6 oz) Yoplait© Greek Fat Free plain yogurt
– 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
– 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed
– 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– ¼ tsp salt

PS. This sauce also makes a great low calorie dip recipe for veggies, pita chips or my 1 Point Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe!

Burgers:
– 1 lb lean ground turkey
– 1 cup crumbled fat free feta cheese (4 oz)
– 1/3 cup chopped red onion
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon pepper
– 3 garlic cloves, minced
– 4 Arnold Select Sandwich Thins Multi-Grain
– 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
– fresh lettuce leaves

Directions:
In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup yogurt and remaining sauce ingredients; refrigerate until serving. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all burger ingredients and remaining yogurt. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Place burgers in buns with tomato slices and sauce.
If you choose to broil your burgers instead, broil patties with tops about 6 inches from heat 4 minutes; turn patties. Cook 6 to 8 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
Place a patty on one of the sandwich thins, top with 1 tbsp of Tzatziki sauce, a few tomato slices and a few fresh lettuce leaves.

Entire recipe makes 4 burgers
Serving size is 1 Greek Turkey burger with bun, 1 tbsp Tzatziki sauce and lettuce/tomato
Each serving = 4 Points

8 Comments

  1. Absolutely love this recipe. I love Tzatziki; To Marissa_girard I think you are using the old points and not points plus to calculate.

  2. Marissa_girard Reply

    This bread alone is 3 points and plain ground 93 percent turkey is 3 points for 4 ounces. This does not include the feta cheese or yogurt sauce. Realistically it is a aprox a 6 point+ recipe

  3. Loved this! Used Fage Greek non-fat yogurt and it was perfect. Thanks

  4. Very delicious. I didn't put the garlic in the sauce, and it was perfect.

  5. We absolutely loved everything about this recipe- the burger, the sauce, everything. I'm making them again tomorrow night. Thanks!!!

  6. I wanted to love this recipe. I was so excited to make it. The burgers themselves weren't that bad but the yogurt sauce was awful. You really have to like the taste of raw garlic to like this recipe for Tzatziki sauce. I even added one clove instead of two and it was still overwhelming. The red onion made it worse. It was just too many strong flavors together. Maybe I should have omitted the garlic and used less onion in the sauce? I could have also left the garlic out of the sauce and added it to the burger mixture. That way those of us that like a more subtle garlic flavor can still get our fix. I have to say I do love this website though – there are so many creative meal ideas.

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