Hello July in North Jersey and hello humid, extremely hot weather! We have had somewhat of a mini heat wave over here which means I have no desire to turn on my oven. I really love to utilize my grill in the summer time and these chicken burgers are a great alternative to beef burgers. Topping them with fresh veggies and some tzatziki sauce gives them a little something extra. Below you will find my recipe for the chicken burgers, tzatziki sauce and couscous. So fire up that grill and enjoy!
Spinach Feta Chicken Burgers
2 Lbs Ground Chicken
3 Ounces Feta (crumble to your desired texture)
10 Ounces Frozen Spinach, Thawed and Drained.
4 Garlic Cloves Minced
2 Eggs, Beaten
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 a Lemon, squeezed into mixture
Combine all ingredients and form into patties. Enjoy! Serve on Grilled pita bread. Top with fresh arugula, red onion and a Jersey tomato!
17 Ounces Plain Fat Free Yogurt (I prefer Fage)
1 Large Cucumber
4 Garlic Cloves
1 Bunch of Dill, chopped
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1-2 Table Spoon Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Add yogurt to a bowl. Clean, grate and strain the cucumber using a cheese cloth. Use a garlic press to add the garlic, if you don’t have one grate or mince garlic. Add dill and give the mixture a few stirs. Add the olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. Combine and enjoy!
Almond Garlic Couscous
Prepare couscous as directed on the box. My favorite is Rice Select and I like to substitute the water for vegetable stock.
2 Table Spoons Olive Oil
4 Cloves Garlic Minced
1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
After couscous is finished cooking add olive oil to a pan then add the garlic and sauté until soft toss the almonds in the mixture and remove from heat. Add the olive mixture to the couscous and add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy these delicious burgers as much as me and my family did! Now get grilling!
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