Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spice Rack Challenge: Dill

 Credit for this burger idea goes to one of my favorite TV personalities, Ellie Krieger. 

½ onion, diced
2 C fresh spinach, chopped
¼ C crumbled feta cheese
1 t dried dill
1 ¼ lb ground turkey
Salt and pepper
Pita bread, stuff to garnish the burger like tomato, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, etc.

8 ounces low-fat Greek style yogurt
¼ t dried dill
2 t fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 English cucumber

Sautee the onions until tender. Add the spinach and dill. Cook until all wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the feta cheese and set aside.

Form six thin burgers. Place a heaping spoonful of the spinach filling on 3 of the burgers. Place the remaining burgers over the spinach filling and with your fingers, carefully seal the seams, pressing the meat together until no spinach can be seen! 

Do Not Overcook Turkey Burgers!!!

In the meantime, make the tzatziki sauce. Peel, seed, grate and wring the cucumber in a clean tea towel before you add it to the sauce. It’s amazing how much liquid you will squeeze out of a cucumber!