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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Green Goddess Dressing Screenshot from America's Heartland Season 11 Episode 01

 1 lb 85/15 ground turkey
 ¼ cup parsley, minced
 ¼ cup cilantro, minced
 Lemon zest
 1 tbsp Zaatar (aka hyssop)
 1 tbsp Paprika
 ½ yellow onion, small dice
For the burger
 Burger buns
 Spring greens
 Green goddess dressing
Green Goddess Dressing
 ½ cup packed fresh parsley
  cup packed fresh basil
 2 garlic cloves, chopped
 3 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
 1 ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 4 anchovy filets
 ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
 ½ cup mayonnaise

Dice onion, and mince parsley and cilantro. Add to ground turkey. Add paprika, za'atar, 1 tsp salt, ½ tbsp ground garlic, and black pepper. Add lemon zest. Mix ingredients in mixing bowl using your hands.


Form patties with wet hands. This recipe should yeild 4 to 5 patties. Place patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set in refigerator while you prepare the green goddess dressing. Patties can also be frozen to enjoy at a later time.


In the food processor add mayonaise, feta cheese, parsley, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and anchovies. Pulse until well mixed. Set in refigerator until burgers are ready to assemble.


Grill on barbecue, or in a cas-tiron pan on the stove top. Cook each patty for 3-4 minutes on each side to build a crispy crust.


Assemble burgers with dressing, tomatoes, avocados, and spring greens.

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