Hummus Turkey Burgers

Published May 28, 2012 by jenmatteson

The first time I had this burger, my bestie and I were having a girls night; she was in charge of getting the food, I was bringing the wine.  She found this recipe on Food Network for us to throw together, and it was a big win.  She claims to not be able to cook, but she can.  She even improvised on the cucumber salad and added some red onion.  Great addition my friend!  The hummus really gives the turkey a lot of flavor, and the burgers were moist with a creamy texture.

I made these for Nate and myself with a few small changes to the herbs and toppings.  I actually ran out of hummus, so instead of spreading that on the bun (I used Flat-Outs), I used Greek yogurt.  It really added a touch of tanginess to the rich flavor of the burger. The cucumber salad was a bonus that added a nice crunch to the overall texture.  If you’re trying to change up your boring burgers, give this burger a try.  It’s simple, healthy, and popping with flavor!

Hummus Turkey Burgers

Source: Adapted from Food Network
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced fine
1/2 cup feta, crumbled (optional – I didn’t use)
1 lb lean ground turkey (I used extra lean)
1 cup hummus (I used homemade roasted red pepper hummus)
1/2 cup cilandro, roughly chopped
4 Flat-Outs, pita pockets, or buns
4 tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tomato, sliced

Directions:

!. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and olive oil.  Salt and pepper to taste.  In a medium bowl, mix cucumber, onion, and feta.  Dress with vinaigrette, and refrigerate.

2. In a medium bowl, mix ground turkey, hummus, and cilantro lightly with your fingertips, careful not to overwork.  If you are using extra lean ground turkey, add 1 tbsp olive oil to keep the burgers nice and moist.  Divide mixture into 4 equal sections and work into patties.  Season both sides of the patties with salt and pepper.  Grill over medium heat until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes on each side.

3. Spread Flat-Out, pita, or buns with yogurt on each side.  Add tomatoes and burger, and top with cucumber salad.

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