Mediterranean Turkey Burger

  • SERVING SIZE 1 burger
  • PREP TIME 1 hr. 25 mins.
  • TOTAL TIME 1 hr. 45 mins.

Deliver on better-for-you demands with this Mediterranean burger. Lean turkey replaces beef, creating a healthy and delicious meal with a balance of grilled notes from the cheese and vegetables. This trending ethnic dish is perfect for any adventurous customer.

Ingredients

 

MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY BURGER

Turkey Burger Marinade, as needed

1 ea.

Pita bread, 4–5 inches in diameter

2 tbsp.

Tzatziki Sauce

4 slices

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables

3 ea.

Roasted pepper, cut into strips

1 slice

Grilled Halloumi

½ cup

Parsley Salad

 

TURKEY BURGER MARINADE

Yield: 1 cup 

½ cup

Montreal steak seasoning

8 ea.

Bay leaves

½ cup

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

1 cup

Canola oil

 

TZATZIKI SAUCE

Yield: 22 oz. 

½ ea.

English cucumber, peeled, seeded, ¼-inch dice

16 oz.

Greek-style yogurt

4 cloves

Garlic, minced

1 ½ tbsp.

Fresh mint, finely chopped

1 ea.

Lemon, zested

3 tbsp.

Lemon juice

1 tbsp.

Extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp.

Red wine vinegar

2 tsp.

Kosher salt

 

GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLES

6 slices

Eggplant, round cut, ½-inch thick

6 slices

Zucchini, bias cut, ⅜-inch thick

¾ cup

Balsamic vinaigrette

 

GRILLED HALLOUMI

1 ½ tbsp.

Olive oil

1 slice

Halloumi, ⅓-inch thick

 

 

 

PARSLEY SALAD

½ bunch

Parsley leaves with tender stems

4 oz.

Red onions, thinly sliced

2 tbsp.

Red wine vinaigrette

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

 

TO PREPARE THE MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY BURGER:

1. Brush both sides of the turkey burger patty with the Turkey Burger Marinade and grill it until fully cooked, with an internal temperature of 165°F.

2. While the turkey burger is cooking, warm or grill the pita bread.

3. Spread the Tzatziki Sauce on the pita.

4. Arrange the Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables and roasted peppers over the tzatziki.

5. Set the grilled turkey burger atop the grilled vegetables.

6. Arrange the Grilled Halloumi onto the grilled turkey burger.

7. Top the halloumi with the Parsley Salad.

8. Serve with a side of olives.

 

 

 

TO PREPARE THE TURKEY BURGER MARINADE:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a stainless steel bowl and blend well.

2. Place the marinade into a covered container. Label, date and refrigerate.

 

 

 

 

 

TO PREPARE THE TZATZIKI SAUCE:

1. Place the diced cucumber into a towel and squeeze it dry. Discard the water.

2. Combine all the ingredients and blend well.

3. Place the sauce into a container with a lid and refrigerate it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO PREPARE THE GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLES:

1. Set the eggplant and zucchini slices into the vinaigrette to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Grill the vegetables over medium-high heat until golden brown on each side.

3. Place the vegetables into a storage container with a lid. Label, date and refrigerate.

 

TO PREPARE THE GRILLED HALLOUMI:

1. Preheat a grill or sauté pan over medium-high heat.

2. Heat the olive oil in the preheated pan.

3. Grill the halloumi for approximately 2 minutes per side. The cheese will be lightly brown and warm on the inside.

 

TO PREPARE THE PARSLEY SALAD:

1. Combine all the ingredients and toss them, coating the parsley and onions with the dressing.

RECIPE TWISTS

Swap and substitute to make it your own.

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