Mediterranean Burgers

Infuse your burgers with the Mediterranean flavors of feta, oregano, rosemary, and lemon zest. Make sure to use fresh herbs for the best results.

Nutritional Information


Calories 790
Caloriesfromfat 56 %
Protein 43 g
Fat 49 g
Satfat 18 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 4.4 g
Sodium 1198 mg
Cholester l 151 mg






6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 1/2 pounds ground lamb or beef
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 kaiser or other sandwich rolls
1 large tomato, sliced
1/4 medium English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
8 romaine lettuce leaves


1. In a bowl, combine feta cheese, oregano, rosemary, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and the lemon zest. Add ground meat and mix gently. Form into four 1-in.-thick patties.

2. In a blender, whirl olives, dill, parsley, lemon juice, sugar, and remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add 3 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. at a time, to make a smooth paste.

3. Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking grate only 3 to 4 seconds). Grill burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through (cut to test), 10 to 12 minutes total.

4. Split rolls and toast cut sides on the grill. Brush toasted sides with remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil and spread each with about 1 tsp. of the olive spread. Top with burgers, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and romaine.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes


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