By: Carol Blair, BS, DiHom, CNC
We’re in store for some more days of hot summer weather—perfect for barbecues!
How about a change of pace from the hamburger and potato salad? Here’s a healthier burger option a customer gave me and they are delicious!
Turkey Spanakopita Burgers
1 lb. ground turkey breast, 1 package
¼ Cup Italian bread crumbs
½ package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 tbs. parsley
½ tsp. Greek seasoning
½ red onion and two garlic cloves, cooked slightly in olive oil
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a little olive oil (add a tablespoon of butter, if you wish). When butter melts, add the chopped garlic and chopped red onion and cook 5 minutes. Transfer the onions and garlic to a bowl to cool.
Press out liquid from defrosted spinach in colander. Separate spinach as you add it to bowl w/cooled onions and garlic; season w/parsley & Greek seasoning. Add turkey and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Mix and form into 4 thick patties. Cook on the grill or in a pan.
OPTIONAL: If desired, add feta cheese to burgers before cooking and/or 1 red onion, thinly sliced, to top burger for sandwich. Consider a whole grain roll for more fiber and nutrition, and toast it if you prefer.