Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Artichoke Feta Spread.
I’ve got mediterranean turkey burgers on the menu today and it’s SHOCKING.
Because it turns out that I don’t loathe turkey burgers after all.
At least not when they are trashed up like this.
I know! Right?
If you’ve been reading long enough, then you know that at the beginning of our marriage, Eddie practically scarred me for life with his consumption of turkey burgers. And not just any consumption – these burgers were, like, totally PLAIN and dry and everything awful that you always hear about turkey burgers. That’s what he ate. All the time! Every single day. It was his bachelor meal or something.
I mean, he made them so much that I even got sick of just looking at them.
Now, I’ve had a few saves here and there. These gorgonzola turkey burgers are particularly delicious and these turkey quinoa meatballs are also great too. And these days, I use ground turkey all the time, for tacos and almost always for the Bolognese in The Pretty Dish, but it wasn’t until this burger that I actually wanted to EAT a turkey BURGER.
Like I wanted to consume one on my own free will.
That day has come! It’s today!
And a huge heaping scoop of creamy artichoke feta might have something to do with it…
But who cares. It’s fab and I’m going to tell you all about it.
There is so much goodness in these! Fresh spinach, roasted red peppers and garlic. On top, a delicious and creamy artichoke feta spread that is super cheesy and adds tons of flavor. And then! Quick pickled onions for a little zing.
And a little hot pink because… it’s me. Let’s be real.
The burger itself is not dry and gross. It’s actually tender and yes – moist – unless you’d like me to say it’s damp or soggy or soft, there is no other word. You know? Juicy, I guess. But that word is almost as bad. Juicy!
They are juicy. It’s true.
I’m obsessed with these burgers as sliders too. Or even as meatballs, dipped in the feta spread and served with the pickled onions!
The burgers are amazing when served over a salad too. My favorite Greek salad? Perfection. Add lots of pita. A spritz of lemon.
Annnnd now I’m starving.
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Artichoke Feta Spread
quick pickled onions
- 1 red onion thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 pound ground turkey I like 95% lean
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 1/3 cup chopped roasted red pepper
- 1/4 cup finely ground bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- toasted burns for serving
- spring greens for serving
- 6 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts drained
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- pinch of salt and pepper
quick pickled onions
- Place the onions in a jar or cup. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, water, sugar and salt until the sugar and salt dissolve. Pour over the sliced onions. Let sit at room temperature for an hour. You can obviously make this ahead of time and once made, store it in the fridge in a sealed container or jar.
- In a large bowl, add the turkey, garlic, spinach, red pepper, bread crumbs, feta, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Gently mix (your hands are best!) until the ingredients are dispersed throughout the turkey. Form into burger patties or sliders (it really depends on the size of your buns! This can make 4 to 6 burgers or 6 to 8 sliders.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat (or use your grill!) and add the olive oil. Once hot, cook the burgers until they are browned on both sides, about 5 minute per side. Once finished, spread some feta on top and add the pickled onions. Serve immediately on the toasted buns with spring greens!
- Place the feta and artichokes in a food processor and pulse until pureed. Add in the garlic, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper and blend until combined and creamy. I like the make this ahead of time so the flavors really come together. You can store it in the fridge for a few days too.
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54 Comments on “Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Artichoke Feta Spread.”
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i totally have a love-hate relationship with turkey burgers – these are pulling those LOVE heartstrings. yes yes yes all the best things all in one! trying soon!!! xo
i read this as pulling those love HAMSTRINGS. omg. hahahah.
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You have inspired me to make these turkey burgers.
All my hubby made was PBJ as a bachelor.
We eat a lot of turkey burgers! These ones look so good!
You made turkey burgers look inspiring, they look delicious. I cannot get over that Greek salad, one of my favorite recipes of yours.
thank you!! i love that salad so much too!
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These burgers look so yummy! I have a stupid question. At least I think you may think it is stupid. Are the roasted red peppers something you did your self, or donthey come in a jar already roasted?
omg not stupid at all! i just use the jarred ones that you can find in the condiment aisle. :)
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Made these tonight, basically immediately after reading this post. Sooo good! I’m not typically a big onion fan, but those quick pickled onions are goals! Burger+feta+onions=OMG.
so glad you liked them!!
yes, very much appreciate a flavorful turkey burger, and also have a similar aversion and memory of the basic turkey burger recipe, yikes, so love the feta-med flavors, a perfect pairing with the turkey base, even a perfect texture pairing, so thank you!
I am very excited to make this burger. The recipe is very easy to make.
I make your Gorgonzola turkey burgers at least once a month, my most favorite burger ever, so I cannot wait to try this one!!
made these tonight and they were delicious! the only change we made was doubling the red pepper flakes. thanks for another great recipe!
awesome!! so glad you liked them!
OH my GOSH. Must make this weekend!
one of my favorite …..food…..really I love the burger. I’m so glad tomorrow is Sunday because that means I have a little extra time to make these! Yay – they look fabulous, I’m always searching for a delicious vegan burger recipe.
I made tortilla eggs with a slice of ham and the leftover artichoke feta spread from the burgers. SO GOOD. ♥️
that sounds amazing stacy!
I made these burgers without the onions or feta topping, adding about a tsp of dried chimichurri herb blend with the oregano. Topped each with a slice of lite Jarlsberg cheese to melt as they finished cooking. They were soooooo good. Served on toasted ciabatta buns spread with some hummus and mayo, with just lettuce and tomato for garnish. Hoping to get the marinated onions made for the two leftover burgers. Thanks for the recipe!
yay! love that!
So delicious! Made these last night and am enjoying the leftovers (rather rapidly). Easy and will definitely make again.
Awesome :) :) thanks for sharing.
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Made these this weekend and they. are. delicious! Even my husband, who doesn’t like a) turkey burgers or b) feta was a fan. So good! And that feta spread is so easy! These are going into regular rotation for sure.
I made these into cocktail size meatballs and put them in the oven on 375* for about 20 minutes. They turned out great! Using the whipped feta as a dip – delicious! These are making my work lunch way better than normal!
These are amazing!! I’ve made them twice and can’t wait to make them again!
owsm :) :) thanks for sharing.
Excited to make these!!
FYI – typo in buns in the ingredient list :)
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These sound amazing. All of my favorite flavors. What can be substituted for the bread crumbs as I am making for keto friend?
Made this last night and it was a huge hit!! So delicious!
Hi – can you freeze the patties once they have been prepared and before frying? If so, how long do you think they can be frozen for? Thanks!
yes absolutely! i’d say you’re good for 3 months!
Could I leave out the spinach?
These were delicious and easy! We also love your roasted jalapeno turkey burgers so this is another good choice for us!
These were SO flavorful. I really loved all the add ins. Mine took a little longer to cook but they may have been thicker or the flame a bit lower? I still have lots of feta spread leftover too that I’ve been putting on everything.
I made just the burger portion of the recipe as I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand for the sauce and pickled onions. I seared both sides and finished them off in the oven. These burgers were delicious! Moist and flavorful, everything a turkey burger usually isn’t. Can’t wait to make them again with the sauce and onions.
Incredibly delicious!! I am always looking for turkey burger recipes, and this is by far the best I’ve tried. Spinach, roasted reds and feta is a favorite combination in our house to start. Adding the feta artichoke spread puts it over the top. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
This recipe has been in our regular dinner rotation for years now, it’s one of my favorite burger recipes and you’d never think turkey burgers could be THIS good. Your burger recipes are always my go-to’s- huge hits with everyone always.
These burgers were delicious and I really liked the whipped feta artichoke topping!
Okay, I don’t know how I came across this recipe (or even came across your blog) but we made these last week and they were so freakin’ delicious we sent the recipe around to everyone in the whole family. Oh, and made them again this week. I think I need to make a deeper dive into your recipes!