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Healthier eating and the price of beef and pork per pound skyrocketing (especially beef) more folks across America are grilling turkey burgers and eating turkey bacon.
So here is a recipe from Cook's Country kitchens that might appeal to grillers with a salad that compliments the food as gardeners begin to see their cucumber crop ripening that serves four …
Grilled Turkey Pitas with Cucumber Salad
1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced thin
4 ounces feta cheese, crumpled (1 cup)
½ cup pitted black olives, chopped
¼ cup mayonnaise
4 scallions, white and green parts separated and sliced thin
Salt and black pepper
Garlic, powdered or flakes
1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
2 tablespoons chopped oregano
2 (8-inch) pita breads, halved
- Combine cucumber, 1/4-cup feta, olives, mayonnaise, and scallion greens in bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Knead turkey, oregano, remaining ¾ cup feta, scallion whites, garlic to taste and ½ teaspoon black pepper together in second bowl. Shape turkey mixture into 4 (1/2-inch thick minimum) oval patties by hand or press and press shallow divot in center of each.
- Grill over medium-hot fire until burgers register 160-degrees, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Grill pita bread until warmed through about 30 seconds per side. Place one burger in each pita along with one-quarter of cucumber salad. Serve.
NOTE: Making a divot in the center of each raw burger allows the burgers to cook flat.