Turkey Burgers With Feta and Dill. Photo by Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post.

The Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta cheese, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. 

You could serve this burger without any condiment, but a dollop of tzatziki or squirt of Sriracha would cool it down or spice it up nicely.

4 servings


1/2 medium red onion

2 small cloves garlic

4 stems fresh dill

450-650 g ground turkey 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

4 whole-grain hamburger buns

Green-leaf lettuce leaves, for serving


Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, cut the red onion into thin slices, reserving 4 of them for serving. 

Finely chop the remaining red onion slices, garlic and dill; together is okay. 

Transfer to a mixing bowl, then add the ground turkey, salt, pepper and feta. 

Grease the palms of your clean hands with a light coating of cooking oil spray, then use your hands to gently blend the mixture. Form into 4 equal patties that are 3/4- to 1-inch thick.

Grease both sides of each patty lightly with cooking oil spray, then place in the pan. 

Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, nicely browning the exterior and making sure the interior is cooked through (165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).

While the burgers are cooking, you can toast the buns and gather condiments.

Place lettuce leaves on each bottom bun, then the burgers. 

Put a slice of red onion on each burger, then finish with the top buns. Serve warm, with condiments.

Adapted from "Prevention's Mediterranean Table: 100 Vibrant Recipes to Share for Lifelong Health," by the editors of Prevention Magazine and Jennifer McDaniel