Moroccan Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes



Tzatziki Sauce

6 oz. non-fat Greek yogurt

¼ English cucumber, peeled and diced

½ Tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

Dash of white pepper

½ Tablespoon vinegar



1 lb lean (90% or leaner) ground turkey

1 Tablespoon Moroccan spice mix (below)

4 whole wheat Sandwich Thins®

4 each tomato slices, onion slices, lettuce leaves



1.    Heat gas or charcoal grill.

2.    In a medium bowl, mix Tzatzki ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.

3.    Mix ground turkey and Moroccan spice mix in a bowl. Shape into 4 patties.

4.    Grill patties over medium heat, 8-10 minutes, turning after 5 minutes.  Meat thermometer should read 165°F.

5.    Place burgers on buns; top with lettuce tomato, onion and Tzatziki sauce.


Moroccan Spice Mix: (yields ¼ cup)

5 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. garlic powder

¾ tsp. black pepper

½ tsp. chili powder

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

½ tsp. allspice

½ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. salt

Combine all spices and store in an airtight container for up to several months.


Moroccan Burger

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:  1 burger (4 oz.), 1 Tbsp. sauce, 1 bun, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 onion and tomato slice

Servings per Recipe: 4


Amount per serving:

Calories:  274

Fat Calories:  70


Total Fat:   8 g

Saturated Fat:  2 g

Cholesterol:   65 mg

Sodium:  289 mg

Total Carbohydrate:  28 g

Dietary Fiber:  5 g

Protein:   26 g

Calcium:  125 mg