Spicy Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki
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The gyro sandwich—a pita pocket filled with slices of flavorful grilled lamb, topped with tomato, grilled onion, and a dollop of tzatziki.
uncooked ground turkey breast½ pound(s), lean
uncooked zucchini1 small, coarsely shredded
uncooked onion(s)1 Tbsp, finely grated
cilantro1 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped
jalapeño pepper(s)½ small, seeded and minced (wear gloves to prevent irritation)
olive oil1 tsp, or vegetable oil
low fat plain yogurt½ cup(s)
cucumber(s)⅓ cup(s), finely diced or sliced seeded peeled cucumber
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
lime zest½ tsp, grated
fresh lime juice1 ½ tsp
- To make the burgers, combine the turkey, zucchini, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper in a bowl until well mixed. Shape into 4 patties.
- Heat 1/2 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until golden and cooked through, about 12 minutes, turning the burgers halfway through and adding the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil to the pan after turning them.
- Meanwhile, to make the tzaziki sauce, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lime zest, and juice in a small bowl. Serve with the burgers. Yields 2 burgers and generous 1/3 cup sauce per serving.