Tender and infused with the flavors of the Mediterranean, these lean burgers are perfect on a warm Spring evening! We love that they are wrapped in a whole wheat pita instead of a bun!

Mediterranean Burger with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients

Burger

4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 ¼ lb. 96 % lean ground beef
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon dry oregano

Cucumber Mint Sauce

¾ cup low fat yogurt (“Mom” prefers organic)
1 Tablespoon mint, sliced thinly
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
½ large cucumber, peeled and diced

Whole wheat pita pockets

Preparation

Burger

Sauté the garlic cloves until golden brown in a small sauté pan. Put on the side to cool. Place the lean ground beef, feta cheese, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, and browned garlic in a bowl and mix with your hands. Form four five-ounce patties, place on a plate and refrigerate until needed.

Cucumber Mint Sauce

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until incorporated, refrigerate until you are ready to use them.
Cook burgers on high flame for 5-6 minutes to achieve medium-rare cooking level. Turn only once. Remove burgers from grill, and put in whole wheat pita, along with tomato, onion, and lettuce. Spoon one tablespoon of cucumber mint sauce onto a burger.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Healthination.com.*