Greek Turkey Burger Salad

*Adapted from The Skinnygirl Dish, Mykonos Burger, Bethenny Frankel

Remember when the Real Housewives of New York went on a trip to “Scary Island”?  And how Kelly accused Bethenny of being a cook, not a chef, and then all hell broke loose?  This might refresh your memory…


Well, I have a theory that if Bethenny had made her Mykonos Burgers that night, things might have turned out differently.  I’d take this amazing recipe (with my paleo-friendly tweaks) over Kelly’s jellybeans any day.

Recipe makes 3-4 patties


1 pound lean ground turkey

1/3 cup fresh parsley

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup feta cheese* (if you’re doing a Whole30, leave this ingredient out)

1/2 cucumber, sliced or diced

4-6 kalamata olives

4-6 cherry tomatoes

spinach leaves

1/2 lemon

Olive oil

Salt, to taste

*There are different views about cheese (and dairy in general) when eating paleo.  After doing a little research and finding this post from Mark’s Daily Apple, I decided a small amount of feta wouldn’t hurt me.  I did, however, nix the lemon/yogurt sauce from the original recipe.  Do whatever is right for you.


In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, parsley, pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, and feta cheese.

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Use an ice-cream scoop or 1/2 cup measure to make equal size patties.

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Put the patties on a broiler pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray (I used Spectrum Olive Oil spray). Broil the patties for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until done.

Place each patty on top of a bed of spinach leaves.  Add tomatoes, olives, cucumber slices and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.  Add salt to taste.

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One thought on “Greek Turkey Burger Salad

  1. The scary island episodes of RHONY are my absolute faves!!!! I am not a paleo person, but you are inspiring me to check it out 🙂

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