Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

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Here is my secret to making turkey burgers super juicy and full of flavor. First, use oats instead of bread crumbs. They really hold moisture and plump up. Oats also have much less sodium, fewer calories, more fiber and are a whole grain. Second, add herbs and fresh veggies to boost flavor and add texture. Plus it is an easy opportunity to get more veggies at dinner! This recipe makes 4 large burgers or 6 smaller burgers.

 

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Those are my burnt sweet potato chips. Despite being extra crispy they were still tasty and I used a Spiralizer to slice them! A fellow food obsessed friend let me borrow hers and now I have to buy one. Check it out! Great ways to make creative dishes and sneak in an extra serving or two of veggies!

 

Ingredients

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Whole wheat buns
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup quick oats, uncooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
 

Sauté diced bell pepper and onions in olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium heat or until soft. In a large bowl mix remaining ingredients with cooked peppers and onions. Mix thoroughly with your hands and shape into 4 burgers. Grill outdoors or on an indoor grill pan. Top burgers with hummus, baby arugula, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and red bell peppers.

 

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