Greek Turkey Burgers

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Here’s a delicious Greek-Style Turkey Burgers recipe- complete with hummus, lettuce and tomato stuffed into pita bread.

Greek Turkey Burgers

I must say… I really do love this recipe a lot.  It’s a different sort of recipe than your classic burger recipe- since the burger is styled into a pita pocket with those awesome adornments shown in the photo.  And who doesn’t love a jazzed-up burger, right?  I was a little worried that my very-opinionated-and-not-afraid-to-speak-up 14-year old would really dislike this dinner.  I was totally wrong.  He loved it.  He may have picked off the tomatoes and shoved them aside, but he commented that the addition of hummus was an awesome idea.  My husband loved it too.  So this recipe is 98% positively approved by the RecipeGirl family (because of that tomato thing)!  Just for the record, my husband and I loved the recipe as written- tomatoes and all!!

Greek Turkey Burgers Recipe

This is also a nice recipe to serve up for a barbecue- maybe as an alternative to the classic burger that you may be serving up to your picky eaters.  Your more adventurous eaters will be pleased to see something more interesting on the menu!

Greek Turkey Burgers

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

  • 1 lb. + ground turkey
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • buns or pita bread, for serving
  • chopped lettuce and tomato, for serving
  • hummus, for serving
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together well and form into 4 patties.
  2. Grill until desired doneness. Serve on regular hamburger buns- or on pita bread with hummus.
*This recipe is naturally gluten-free (as long as your olives and hummus are GF), but be sure to serve it without the bun (or with a GF bun) if you need it to be totally gluten-free.

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  • Jeanne wrote:

    I used half of the feta and olives.

  • Angie wrote:

    Made these last night and threw them on the bbq….DELICIOUS!!!! Have extras for tonight, but can’t help but nibble on them this morning…thanks for the recipe Lori. Oh, I did substitute the Italian seasoning with dried mint leaves, which is common in Greek cooking. I always add it to my home made burgers, it adds an amazing flavor! 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Great! Happy to hear they were a success!

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

    This is such a delicious and creative way to jazz up turkey burgers! These look incredible, Lori! I love the hummus with all the other flavors – they sound so delicious!

  • kate @ Framed Cooks wrote:

    I just discovered turkey burgers last year when my daughter was all about making them and I thought, well, they are okay…but if I had ONLY known to put hummus on top!  This changes everything! 🙂

  • Rachel Cooks wrote:

    I love a good turkey burger and the twist on this one is great — loving the hummus! 
    Thanks for the link love! 🙂 I need to make it though all those turkey burgers this summer. Let the grillingbegin! 🙂