Grilled Turkey Burgers With Goat Cheese Spread

Serves 6.

Note: From "Cooking Light CRAVE!"

• 2 tsp. grated lemon rind

• 1/2 tsp. salt

• 2 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 lb. ground turkey breast

1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry

• 1 egg white

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided

• Cooking spray

• 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt

1/4 c. (1 oz.) crumbled goat cheese

2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

• 1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano

• 1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint

6 (2-oz.) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

• 6 green leaf lettuce leaves

6 (1/8 in.-thick) slices red onion, optional


In a large bowl, combine lemon rind, salt, garlic, turkey, spinach, egg white and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, mixing gently. Divide turkey mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done.

Combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, goat cheese, parsley, oregano and mint in a small bowl, stirring well. Layer bottom half of each bun with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 onion slice, if desired, 1 patty, 1 1/2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, and top of bun.