Here’s a tasty Pita Burger to enjoy on this last (unofficial) day of summer. Turkey burgers stuffed with feta cheese and avocado enjoyed in a tasty whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and a cumin-mayo to give ’em just a bit of kick.
If you prefer, you can serve these burgers on a plain old wheat bun or even naked, or wrapped in lettuce. But we’ve had enough plain old buns and enough naked burgers this summer. The pitas are a nice change-up while still keeping them healthy.
Happy Labor Day! See you later, summer.
Feta-Avocado Turkey Burger Pitas
For the turkey burgers:
1 lb ground turkey burger
1 avocado, diced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3 tbs bread crumbs
3 tbs diced green onion
salt and pepper
1 pkg whole wheat pitas
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 head of lettuce, separated
1/3 cup light Mayo
1-2 tsp cumin (depending on how strong you like it)
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients together, mixing with your hands until evenly incorporated. Shape into 6 patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Lightly brush each side of the patties with extra virgin olive oil. Place patties on the grill (high heat), cooking about 6 minutes each side until cooked through.
Spread some of the spicy mayo in each pita pocket and place a turkey burger in each. Garnish with lettuce and tomatoes.