Savory turkey burgers get a Mediterranean twist with spinach, feta cheese, and a tangy cucumber relish.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • For cucumber relish, combine cucumber, onion, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and the pinch ground pepper in a small bowl. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

  • Place one of the hamburger buns in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until crumbs are formed. Measure 1/2 cup of the crumbs; set the remaining crumbs aside for another use. Toast the remaining six buns.

  • Combine the 1/2 cup bread crumbs, the spinach, feta cheese, egg product, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, and the cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Add turkey breast; mix well. Shape turkey mixture into six 4-inch patties.

  • Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey patties. Reduce heat to medium. Cook patties for 12 to 14 minutes or until patties are no longer pink (165 degrees F; see Tip), turning once halfway through cooking time.

  • Serve patties in toasted buns. If desired, top with sliced tomatoes. Serve with the chilled cucumber relish.


Tip: The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A turkey patty cooked to 165 degrees F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 30.3g 61% DV; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 7.1g 28% DV; sugars 3.9g; fat 5.8g 9% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 54.2mg 18% DV; vitamin a iu 725.3IU 15% DV; vitamin c 1.4mg 2% DV; folate 37.4mcg 9% DV; calcium 162.3mg 16% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 20.3mg 7% DV; potassium 114.3mg 3% DV; sodium 472.7mg 19% DV.