Greek Style Turkey Burgers with cucumber relish and whipped feta cheese spread

Greek Style Turkey Burgers with Whipped Feta

 Up your burger game with this flavorful turkey burger recipe! Topped with a fresh cucumber relish and whipped feta cheese, these pita pockets are bursting with flavor and are constantly being requested for dinner at my house!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 822kcal


For the burger patties

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 /4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pita bread halves soaked in milk

For the relish

  • 1 whole tomato diced
  • 1/2 whole seedless cucumber diced
  • 1 whole small bell pepper diced
  • 1 /2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives diced
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the whipped feta cheese spread

  • 4 ounces greek yogurt
  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 pita bread halves


  • Combine tomatoes, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, sweet onion, dill, parsley, kalamata olives, lemon juice and olive oil. Stir and set aside.
  • Combine Greek yogurt, feta cheese, garlic, olive oil and dill in a food processor or blender. Mix until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Combine ground turkey with smoked paprika, cardamom, dill, cumin, salt, pepper, and oregano. Soak 2 pita bread halves in milk until very soft and pliable. Using your hands, wring the extra milk out of the moist dough and add to the meat. Add an egg, finely chopped onion, and flat leaf parsley; stir well but don’t overwork the meat.
  • Scoop your meat into small balls using a cookie scoop and flatten into patties.
  • Cook the patties in a bit of olive oil on the stove-top until they are browned on both sides and cooked through- about 4-5 minutes. Brush pitas with a bit of olive oil and heat on the stove-top until warm and slightly toasted.
  • Stuff each pita with a few turkey patties, a big spoonful of veggie salsa and a dollop of whipped feta cheese.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 822kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 2047mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 31.9% | Vitamin C: 24.1% | Calcium: 41.8% | Iron: 28.7%