Monday, August 22, 2011

Turkey Patties with Dill Yogurt Sauce

This is a light dinner, it tastes amazing and the ground turkey tastes soooo good with the Greek yogurt sauce.  We have been enjoying fresh cucumber in all sorts of ways this summer, and putting the diced cucumber into the Greek yogurt is a great way to lighten up your dinner and add some zesty crunch!

The Meat
- 1 pound ground turkey, divided into 4 patties
- curry spice, salt, pepper, dill, crushed red pepper to taste

The Veggies
- 1 head of broccoli, chopped
- 1 small head purple cauliflower, chopped
-lemon juice to taste

2 summer squashes, sliced
- 1/2 cup red grapes, sliced in halves
- 1 large slicing tomato, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil

The Sauce
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 6 slices cucumber, diced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- salt, dill, pepper to taste
- 1/2 green onion, sliced

Preheat the oven to 380 degrees.

Slice the squash and tomatoes and put them into your small baking dish.  Then add the water, seasoning, cranberries, and oil.  Pop it all in the oven and bake it for around 35 minutes.

Put the broccoli and cauliflower into your steamer and steam for 15 minutes.  Splash them with the lemon juice when they are all done.  I like to keep them a little firm, I feel like the vegetables taste better when they aren't too mushy.  The lemon is a nice way to give them a tangy kick without relying on too much seasoning.

The patties I cooked on my griddle pan at high heat, flipping them after 4 minutes.  While they cooked I whipped up my sauce, folding in all the ingredients and spooning it together until it is creamy and consistent.


  1. Yum, I love making turkey patties w/ yogurt sauce... but I like to stick them into pita pockets... That could be a good thing to do if you have leftovers from your dinner - use the patties to make pita sandwiches for lunch the next day!

  2. If you are eating grains, that's a great idea! We don't, so this is what I do with the patties instead. Thanks, Rita! :)

  3. Oooh no grains? That's hard!!!

  4. Yes, we are on the Primal diet, which is why I started this blog - I've been exploring how to cook Primally, and just about everything I've posted is grain and refined sugar free. Even the cupcakes are gluten free, refined sugar free, xanthan free, and vegan.