Who doesn’t love a good gyro? One of my favorite foods! This flavor packed burger does the trick without the gluten, fat and calories. Plus it’s loaded with goodness- spinach, garlic, herbs, and almond flour. Top it with cucumber yogurt sauce and you have gyro perfection! I served mine with a fabulous Mediterranean Salad a good friend introduced me to and Parmesan Spaghetti Squash.
This burger recipe was inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s book It’s All Good. I’ve changed/ added some ingredients to make the recipe work better for me.
Gyro Turkey Burgers (GF, Dairy free, Paleo)- Makes 6 burgers
- 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
- 3 large shallots
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 8 large basil leaves
- 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Blitz the shallots, garlic, oregano, basil, spinach, lemon zest, salt, and pepper together in a food processor until finely chopped. Place mixture in a large bowl. Add the ground turkey, almond flour, and egg to the bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands and form into 6 burger patties.
Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the burgers with olive oil and cook until firm and have an internal temperature of 165 degrees- about 8 minutes per side.
While the burgers cook make the sauce.
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
- 1/2 cup cucumber finely diced
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 2 tsp dried dill (Gwyn’s recipe called for fresh mint, but I just never have that around. It is very good with mint, though)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon (use the one you zested for the burgers)
Mix all ingredients together and serve a dollop on each burger. Enjoy!