Greek Burgers

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If you like Greek Salad, you’re gonna love these Greek Burgers. The burgers are seasoned with all the flavors of Greece and topped with a marinated combo reminiscent of a delicious Greek Salad; tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, green peppers, red onions and Kalamata olives marinated in a simple dressing, and feta served on pita bread slathered with a scrumptious Greek yogurt dressing! Fork and knife may be required…

Greek Burgers
1 1/3 lb ground turkey
3 tablespoons Greek seasoning (see recipe below)
4 grape tomatoes, diced
8 Kalamata marinated seedless black olives from the deli salad bar (not jarred!), diced
(remember to spoon some of that lovely olive juice into your container!)
1 tablespoon diced green peppers
1 tablespoon diced red peppers
1 tablespoon diced red onion
2 tablespoons diced cucumbers
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
Greek Dressing (see recipe below)
OPA Greek Yogurt Kalamata Feta Dressing
Feta cheese, sliced

Combine the diced tomatoes, black olives, green peppers, red peppers, red onion, cucumbers and fresh oregano in a medium bowl; set aside.

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The seasoning for these burgers is what makes them ‘Greek’. Although I made the burgers with turkey instead of lamb, the flavor combination is just perfect! Let me know what you think…

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Greek Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine all the spices in a mason jar and shake. Spoon 3 tablespoons Greek seasoning over the ground turkey in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape into burgers; set aside.

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Prepare the dressing…

Greek Dressing
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon juice from seasoned black olives

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Pour the Greek Dressing over the diced vegetables in the bowl and mix well; set aside.

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Using a skillet, grill pan or outside grill, cook the burgers to your liking; 5-7 minutes on each side.
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To assemble: Slather some Opa Greek Yogurt Kalamata Feta Dressing on bottom pita; layer with cooked turkey burger and feta cheese, top with marinated Greek vegetables & pita. This burger is absolutely delicious…Enjoy!

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