‘Zingy’ Turkey Burgers

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'Zingy' Turkey Burgers

Do you ever crave a good healthy burger with some good flavor that you can have at home? Umm, been there, done that, so I created this Zingy Turkey Burger that is incredibly tasty. I wanted to work with what I had in the refrigerator so with some green onions, serrano peppers, cilantro, and ground turkey, this creation was born. It's simple, it's healthy, and full of Zing!!

I also made a side sauté that I put on top of my turkey burger and placed the turkey burger over a bed of mixed greens and sprinkled goat cheese on top. Soooo crazy good!

Here's how you make it happen...

'Zingy' Turkey Burgers

An excellent healthy burger with the perfect 'zingy' flavor!


-1 lb Organic (White Meat) Ground Turkey

– 1 Cup (or more) Cilantro, chopped

-2 Serrano Peppers thinly diced

-1/4 Cup Onion, finely chopped

-2-4 cloves of Garlic, minced (I love a lot of garlic)

-1 Egg – * This is optional, you don’t need it, but it will hold everything together even a little better!

-Handful of chopped Green Onions if you have them – these were a last minute toss in for me!

-Season with Himalayan Pink Salt, Fresh Ground Black Pepper, and a sprinkle of Red Chilli Flakes for added Zing!


-Prep all of your ingredients that need to be chopped, diced, and minced!

-Combine all ingredients in a bowl with Organic Ground Turkey. Use a fork or hands to mix everything in. I have the most success with my hands, but make sure you wash them well!

-Divide into size of pattys you want to serve. I think bite size might be fun for a Superbowl party coming up!

-Stick your Zingy Turkey Burger pattys on the grill or on the stove top to cook until cooked all the way through. If cooking on the stove top, use a little Grapeseed Oil to avoid sticking to the pan.

-Place on a Gluten Free Bun, Lettuce Wrap, or my favorite… on top of a bed of lettuce (like a nice spring mix)!

-If you’re creating a Salad I placed my Turkey Burger right on top of the bed of greens, added the saute I made (recipe below), sprinkled with goat cheese, added sliced avocado, and a balsamic drizzle on top— soooo delicious! Would be delicious with a lite Honey Mustard as well.


Now onto that Sauté I mentioned...

Can't Go Wrong, Simple Veggie Saute

You can never go wrong with a good sauté! You can add it to any dish as a side, top something off, or even add it to a salad to warm things up a bit! This was another "whatever is in the fridge" type of concoction, but it was oh so good!    


*You can’t use too much of any of these ingredients so there aren’s any measurements

-2-4 Cloves of Garlic, minced (I told you, I love garlic, so tone it down if you’re not as crazy for it as I am)

-Chopped Mushrooms

-Chopped Onion

-Chopped Peppers

-Chopped Zucchini

-Red Chilli Flakes

-Fresh Ground Black Pepper

-Sprinkle of Himalayan Pink Salt


-Use some Grapeseed Oil or Coconut Oil to grease up your pan

-Toss all ingredients into a pan and begin to sauté on medium heat

-When everything is cooked down and fully cooked it’s ready to serve!

-Serve as a side dish to a favorite meal, or on top of a Zingy Turkey Burger, or even on top of a salad (or both)!

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