32. Turkey Burgers a la Greece

Low on fat but big on flavor, these Greek-inspired freeze-ahead turkey burgers will please even the pickest of palates.


1 lb. ground turkey
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 cup finely minced onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, finely minced
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Make-Ahead Preparation:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly, being careful not to overwork.

Separate into four equal parts and shape into patties. Stack patties in twos, separating each patty with a sheet of waxed paper. Put into ziploc bag removing all extra air and freeze for up to 3 months.

Last-Minute Preparation:

Remove turkey burgers from freezer and place in refrigerator to defrost, generally 24hours but not more than two days ahead.

Oil grates of grill with a little olive oil and preheat. Grill turkey burgers until cooked through, approx. 4 minutes per side.

Serve on buns, rolls or pita bread with sliced tomato, some fresh Romaine lettuce and a drizzle of Greek dressing.

Greek Salad Dressing

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Combine all ingredients except the oil. Drizzle in the oil while whisking vigorously, or add the add, cover container tightly and shake well until combined. Store covered at room temperature.

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