Greek-Inspired Burgers with Herb-Feta Sauce

Greek-Inspired Burgers with Herb-Feta Sauce

These healthy burgers get a Mediterranean twist with a yogurt sauce seasoned with oregano, lemon and feta cheese. If you can’t find ground lamb, ask the butcher to grind some for you.

Prep Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 burgers

Nut-Free Healthy Aging Healthy Immunity Low Added Sugar Soy-Free High-Protein Egg-Free Low-Calorie



1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, divided

¼ teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons lemon juice

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

1 small red onion

1 pound ground lamb or ground beef

½ teaspoon ground pepper

2 whole-wheat pitas, halved, split and warmed

1 cup sliced cucumber

1 plum tomato, sliced


Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler to high.

Mix yogurt, feta, 1 tablespoon oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

Cut 1/4-inch-thick slices of onion to make 1/4 cup. Finely chop more onion to make 1/4 cup. (Reserve any remaining onion for another use.) Mix the chopped onion and meat in a large bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons oregano and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Form into 4 oval patties, about 4 inches by 3 inches.

Grill or broil the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve in pita halves, with the sauce, onion slices, cucumber and tomato.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 1 burger

calories 375 total fat 18g saturated fat 8g cholesterol 86mg sodium 775mg total carbohydrate 24g dietary fiber 3g total sugars 4g protein 30g vitamin c 7mg calcium 153mg iron 3mg potassium 510mg

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