Greek Chicken Burgers

By GourMel
August 15, 2014
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Author Notes: I love Greek salads! It's one of my favorite summer time meals. But after being inundated with CSA cucumbers and an "accidental" purchase of 2 lbs of feta, I was ready to change things up but wanted to maintain the flavor combination I loved. So I thought it would be fun to try and deconstruct and Greek chicken salad pita sandwich into a burger with tzatziki (I like the one from kalynskitchen.com), olive tapenade, feta, cucumber, tomato and onion. I hope you enjoy!GourMel

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

Chicken Burgers

  • 1 pound Ground chicken
  • 1/2 Onion and/or 2-3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Clove of garlic, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed red pepper
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Tzatziki
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Olive tapenade (see below)
  • Buns

Olive Tapenade

  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon Capers (rinsed)
  • 1 Small garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar (or more to taste)
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper

Directions

Chicken Burgers

  1. Combine the above through olive oil in a mixing bowl. If time permits, cover and leave in fridge for flavors to meld. When ready, form them into patties and grill (times will vary depending on the shape of your patties).
  2. Spread tzatiki on one side and olive tapenade on the other side of the buns (I'm a sucker for a toasted bun!). Put the burgers on the buns and pile on the tomato, onion, cucumber and feta and prepare to feast!

Olive Tapenade

  1. Combine the above in a food processor (a few quick pulses should do it). Taste and make any necessary adjustments.

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