Chicken burgers with tzatziki sauce
Preparation time: 45 min
1 medium peeled or unpeeled cucumber
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (from 6-oz container)
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1 lb lean ground chicken
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 whole wheat pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1. Set oven control to broil. Chop enough cucumber to equal 1/2 cup; cut 12 slices from cucumber for sandwiches. Add all remaining sauce ingredients to chopped cucumber; refrigerate until serving time.
2. In large bowl, mix chicken, spinach, olives, cornstarch, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 oval patties, each about 1/2 inch thick. Place patties on broiler pan. Broil with tops about 5 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads at least 165 F.
3. Place burgers in pita pocket halves; add tomato, 3 cucumber slices and about 3 tablespoons sauce to each.