Greek-Inspired Burgers with Herb-Feta Sauce


These healthy burgers get a Mediterranean twist with a yogurt sauce seasoned with oregano, lemon and feta cheese. If you can't find ground lamb, ask the butcher to grind some for you.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 small red onion

  • 1 pound ground lamb or ground beef

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 whole-wheat pitas, halved, split and warmed

  • 1 cup sliced cucumber

  • 1 plum tomato, sliced


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler to high.

  2. Mix yogurt, feta, 1 tablespoon oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

  3. Cut 1/4-inch-thick slices of onion to make 1/4 cup. Finely chop more onion to make 1/4 cup. (Reserve any remaining onion for another use.) Mix the chopped onion and meat in a large bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons oregano and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Form into 4 oval patties, about 4 inches by 3 inches.

  4. Grill or broil the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve in pita halves, with the sauce, onion slices, cucumber and tomato.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
18g Fat
24g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Vitamin A 263IU 5%
Vitamin C 7mg 7%
Folate 39mcg 10%
Sodium 775mg 34%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 510mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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