Gyro Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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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!

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