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Greek Turkey Burger Bites


    Greek Turkey Burger Bites

    Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner.


    Fresh is best

    Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.


    Greek Turkey Burger Bites


      • 12 oz (350 g) lean ground turkey breast
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh chopped parsley
      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh chopped dill
      • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
      • Zest of 1/2 lemon
      • 1 cup (250 mL) grated zucchini (moisture squeezed out)
      • 2 whole green onions, chopped
      • 1 organic egg
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried oregano
      • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped capers (optional)
      • 2 whole wheat pitas, each cut into 8 pieces
      • 1 English cucumber
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) tzatziki (optional)


      Per serving:

      • calories83
      • protein8 g
      • total fat 2 g
        • sat. fat1 g
      • total carbohydrates8 g
        • sugars1 g
        • fibre1 g
      • sodium83 mg



      In large mixing bowl, place all ingredients except pitas, cucumber, and tzatziki, and combine until mixed evenly. Form into 16 mini patties. Place in fridge and chill for 20 minutes.


      In nonstick or lightly oiled pan, over medium-high heat, cook on each side for 2 1/2 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 F (71 C).


      Serve as desired, but these burgers are fun to serve on a toothpick or small skewer with a cucumber slice and pita bread in the form of a burger bite. Serve on a platter with a bowl of tzatziki and lemon wedges.



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