Turkey, feta and leek burgers with yogurt dressing

Turkey, feta and leek burgers with yogurt dressing


  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 400g (14 oz) turkey mince
  • 100g (3.5 oz) feta cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1tbsp capers, drained
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 150g (5.3 oz) natural yoghurt
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Handful of parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • Handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Handful of dill leaves, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

To serve

  • Burger buns
  • Grated raw beetroot or coleslaw
  • Sliced tomato
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. To make the dressing simply mix all the ingredients together. Season to taste. Chill until required. 
  2. For the burgers, place the leeks in a food processor and process until finely chopped. All the remaining burger ingredients, and process briefly until well combined. Using damp hands, shape the mixture into 4 large burgers. Place on a greased baking tray and chill for 30 minutes. 
  3. When you are ready to cook preheat the oven to 190C, gas mark 5. Place the burgers on a tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through. 
  4. To serve cut the burger buns in half, place some lettuce on the bun followed by the burger. then add some grated beetroot and tomato. Finally, drizzle over a little of the dressing and top with the burger bun. Accompany with salad and coleslaw.


Preparation time: 20 mins

Makes: 4 burgers


  • Calories 303kcal
  • Fat 10g, saturates 3.9g
  • Carbohydrates 24.6g
  • Sugars 4.2g
  • Fibre 4.7g
  • Protein 26.4g
  • Salt 1.4g


For a gluten free option, swap the bread rolls for gluten free rolls.