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
Onion and/or 2-3 scallions, chopped
Clove of garlic, chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
Crushed red pepper
Salt & pepper
Red onion, sliced
Olive tapenade (see below)
Kalamata olives, pitted
Small garlic clove
Sugar (or more to taste)
In This Recipe
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).
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!
Combine the above in a food processor (a few quick pulses should do it). Taste and make any necessary adjustments.