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This is a delicious and healthy meal in one. Using the pita in the meat makes it so moist! Ground turkey could be used instead of lam, and any kind of lettuce can be substituted for the arugula. This recipe came from Self magazine, and it is one of our favorites!
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- 4 whole wheat pita bread
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 lb lean ground lamb
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 cups arugula
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese
- 1Cut 1/4 (triangular shaped) from each pita. Chop the cut out pieces, transfer to a small bowl and sprinkle with milk. Let soak 5 minutes, then drain and squeeze excess milk.
- 2Puree soaked bread, onion, garlic, herbs, and lemon juice in a food processor. Transfer back to bowl and mix in lamb. Season with salt and pepper then form 4 patties.
- 3Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then add patties. Cook until medium, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
- 4Whisk yogurt, mint, garlic, mustard and honey in a small bowl. Stir in cucumber and season with salt and pepper.
- 5Warm pitas in toaster oven, oven, or microwave if desired. Open each pita and stuff with burger, arugula, and red onion. Add tomato, kalamata olives, and cucumber if desired. Serve with dressing and feta.
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Nutritional Facts for Greek Burger With Arugula and Feta
Serving Size: 1 (333 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 589.0
- Calories from Fat 280
- Total Fat 31.1 g
- Saturated Fat 12.3 g
- Cholesterol 84.7 mg
- Sodium 500.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
- Sugars 8.7 g
- Protein 30.6 g
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reduced-fat feta cheese