Greek Turkey Burgers for Two


  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste, divided
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 1 cup or more of arugula
  • a few slices of red onion
  • a few slices of cucumber


  • Mix the ground turkey, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper and form into patties. I like to do this ahead and place the patties on waxed paper on a plate and store them in the fridge until dinner.
  • Mix together the olives, yogurt, lemon juice and more black pepper and set aside. You can do this ahead of time too--just cover the bowl and store in the fridge.
  • When you're ready to cook, heat a cast iron skillet or your outdoor grill and cook the patties until they're done to your liking, 4-5 minutes per side depending on how hot your grill/pan is.
  • Toast the buns.
  • Spread the sauce on both sides of the buns and top with as much arugula as you like. I liked a lot. Put the patty on top of the argula, then top with some sliced red onion and cucumber. Put on the top of the bun and serve!