Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

The Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce is a refreshing and sophisticated take on a beloved classic, bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to your plate.

Tender, juicy turkey patties are seasoned to perfection and grilled to achieve a beautiful sear that locks in the succulence. Paired with a cool and creamy Tzatziki sauce, and served on a soft, toasted bun, this burger invites you on a flavorful journey.

With the crisp freshness of lettuce, tomatoes, and a hint of cucumber, every bite offers a symphony of tastes and textures. Light yet satisfying, this burger embodies the balance of healthy eating without sacrificing indulgence.


For the Turkey Patties:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For Assembly:

  • 4 whole-grain buns, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions


Making the Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir until well blended and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preparing the Turkey Patties:

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Shape into 4 evenly-sized patties.
  3. Heat olive oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the patties for 5-6 minutes per side or until fully cooked and nicely browned.

Assembling the Burgers:

  1. Spread a generous layer of Tzatziki sauce on the bottom half of each toasted whole-grain bun.
  2. Place a lettuce leaf, followed by a turkey patty.
  3. Add slices of tomato and red onion.
  4. Finish with the other half of the bun.


Serve the Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh Greek salad for a complete and delightful meal.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

The Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce is more than just a dish; it’s an ode to the beauty of simple ingredients, skillfully combined to create a rich flavor tapestry. The succulent turkey melds seamlessly with the vibrant zest of the Tzatziki, creating a taste that dances on the tongue. The harmony of flavors, the freshness of the ingredients, and the joy of savoring a meal that’s both wholesome and delicious come together in this burger. It’s a celebration of good food, lovingly crafted, and a testament to the creativity that makes cooking a delightful adventure.

Enjoy this culinary escapade, one flavorful bite at a time!