Juicy Greek Turkey Burger Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martin’s Food Markets for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Is there anything that says “Summer” more than a burger hot off the grill? Burgers, sun, and good times with friends and family are what summer is all about.  When families go to Fourth of July picnics or grill out, it is fun to make delicious foods that help to celebrate summer.  This Greek Turkey Burger recipe is a great addition to your summer grilling, and uses fresh ingredients.  

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe

I love a good burger.  There is no denying that.  It’s my go-to meal when I need to get dinner on the table in a hurry.  One of my favorite ways to add variety to burgers is by trying new combinations of toppings and mixed-in ingredients.  These turkey burgers were a new spin on the classic hamburger and they were a huge hit in our house.  (One that we’ll be making again very soon!) 

I found a bunch of recipes on Martin’s Savory Recipe Center and this American Gobbler Burger  really stood out to me.  It’s a Greek-style turkey burger with a juicy cucumber sauce topping and basil and tomato feta that is mixed right into the ground turkey.  Anytime cheese is mixed into the burger meat, it’s a win in my book! The flavored feta adds a nice pop of taste, but what really makes this turkey burger flavorful is the cucumber sauce.  It’s an easy sauce to whip up. (So easy in fact, that my two year old helped me make it!) The American Gobbler Burger is a Greek turkey burger that’s easy to prepare in an affordable way!

There were so many recipes at Martin’s Food Markets that look amazing.  They are affordable and easy to prepare recipes, and easy way to give variety to your guests/family at a Fourth of July picnic or anytime!  I love how Martin’s Food Markets makes it easy to plan out a Fourth of July picnic.  In fact, the planning is done for you with quality food.  I found so many recipes that I want to try this summer.  The ingredients and products are easily accessible and affordable which is perfect for busy, big families, like mine.  

Anytime a shopping trip is made easier when there are four kids aged 8 and under in tow, it makes this mama smile.  When we hit the grocery store, I usually have all four attached in some variety to the shopping cart so it can be a bit of a spectacle to see us troop through the produce aisles. And, when you’ve got four kids, affordable foods is a must, making Martin’s Food Market the perfect place for us! 

Ingredients for the North American Gobbler Burger

(Yummy Greek-style Turkey Burger)

  • 1/2 cup light ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup peeled and minced cucumber
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup crumbled basil and tomato feta cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 onion rolls
These ingredients can be found at Martin’s Food Markets.  It’s a place where you can save time and money while getting fresh ingredients to help you celebrate summer!

  • How to make the American Gobbler Burger (aka Greek Turkey Burgers)

Cucumber ranch sauce to go with this Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues

Mix the ranch dressing and chopped cucumber in a bowl and place to the side.

Cucumber ranch sauce to go with this Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues


My two year old helped me mix up the cucumber sauce.  We love cooking together. Cooking with kids is such a great way to add learning into the kitchen as they read and follow recipes, problem solve, motor plan, and build executive functioning skills.  I think that getting the kids involved in making the foods that they eat really encourages them to try new things like these turkey burgers.  

Combine the ground turkey with 1/2 cup feta cheese and black pepper. Shape into four 4-oz. patties and flatten slightly.

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues


Grill or broil turkey burgers, using direct medium heat, 6 to 8 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF.



How amazing does that crumbled basil and tomato feta cheese look?

Meanwhile, heat onion rolls only until warm. For each burger, spread 2 tablespoons sauce on each roll. Place burgers on rolls and top each with about 1 tablespoon of feta cheese.


Top the burger with slivered red onions and lettuce.  And enjoy!

Fresh veggies go well on a Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues

Fresh veggies go well on a Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues


Be sure to check out Martin’s Savory recipe Center for a huge variety of burger recipes, just in time for kicking off your summer or Fourth of July picnic!

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues
Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues

Greek Turkey Burger Recipe, perfect for summer cooking and barbecues


Let us know if you try this Greek Turkey Burger at your summer picnics this year. What are your favorite Fourth of July foods?

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This glow in the dark chalk sensory bottle is one that is added to some of our favorite sensory bottles.
SO, if you’ve seen sensory bottles before, you might be surprised to see this calming sensory tool is made with CHALK. Yep, chalk!


Glow in the dark chalk sensory bottle: how to make a sensory bottle and why sensory bottles are great for self-regulation needs.



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But first,


Why use sensory bottles?

Glow in the dark chalk sensory bottle: how to make a sensory bottle and why sensory bottles are great for self-regulation needs.

Sensory bottles are a tool for calming and self-regulation in kids with sensory needs.  Some children (and adults) use them as a tool in their sensory diet.  Just like kids with motor planning issues NEED modifications or children with visual motor integration concerns NEED to use certain accommodations in order to write legible, there are kids who NEED self-regulation in their sensory diet in order to function in their day.  They are not just another blog post that you might see out there in your Facebook feed.


TIP: Add a DIY sensory bottle to your on-the-go sensory diet bag

Self regulation is essential skill that allows us to keep emotions in check and think before acting. 

Sensory bottles and self-regulation


Here are some of the benefits of using a sensory bottle as a self-regulation tool: 



  • Calms
  • Helps with focusing
  • Helps with attention
  • Allows clear thinking
  • Keep calm under pressure
  • Provides proprioceptive feedback
  • Provides a “just right” level of sensory feedback
  • Relaxes the mind



Can you imagine a child with sensory processing issues or social emotional concerns who could not regulate their emotions on their own or step back and make the “right” response in situations because of their self-regulation needs?  Can you imagine if this was your child who had these needs and there was a simple DIY (and often times quite inexpensive) tool that could help? Why not explore all of the sensory bottles out there on the internet to find one that meets your child’s interests?  It’s a sensory bottle no-brainer!


Now that I’ve stepped off my soapbox, on to the glow in the dark chalk sensory bottle fun!


Glow in the Dark Chalk Sensory Bottle

We’ve been making a bunch of sensory bottles this year along with a team of bloggers.  Each month, we’ve had a specific theme in mind.  This month is all about Glow In The Dark.  How fun is that?  I don’t know a kid who doesn’t get excited about glow in the dark toys, shirts, or glow sticks, do you?


When I was trying to brainstorm materials to make our glow-in-the-dark sensory bottle, I remembered a set of glow in the dark chalk that I bought on clearance at the end of last summer.  After a quick glow-check, I was excited to find that the chalk still glowed after 6 months in a storage bin.  We used the chalk for a cool sensory bottle that could calm and regulate in the dark!


Materials you’ll need for a CHALK Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle


Clear plastic bottle with lid

Green liquid dish soap
Warm water
Glow-in-the-dark chalk
Kitchen mallet
plastic baggie
3-4 Marbles
Silver Glitter and Star sparkles (optional)


Other glow in the dark materials that would work for a glowing sensory bottle:

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To make the calming sensory tool:

Place the chalk in a plastic baggie and use a kitchen mallet to pound the chalk.  Try to get it as fine as possible.  This is a GREAT proprioceptive workout for kids and a lot like our ice pounding activity, so get the kids involved in this step!

Glow in the dark chalk sensory bottle: how to make a sensory bottle and why sensory bottles are great for self-regulation needs.


Next, mix together the chalk dust, one cup of liquid dish soap, and one cup of warm water.


Drop in the marbles (You will definitely need the marbles to break up the chalk dust as it will settle in the bottle of the bottle.) A benefit of the marbles is that it adds weight to the bottle, making this an even more effective sensory tool.


Next, pinch in glitter and sparkles.


Glue on the lid and start shaking!


Glow in the dark chalk sensory bottle: how to make a sensory bottle and why sensory bottles are great for self-regulation needs.


Want to see more glow in the dark sensory bottles? Try some of these:


Glow in the Dark Ocean Bottle | Sunny Day Family


Other glow in the dark materials that would work for your calming sensory tool:

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Our favorite sensory bottle ideas: 

                            Valentines Day Sensory Bottle with Waterbeads