Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Salad

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 patty and 1/4 cup salad | Calories: 314 | Total Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 637mg | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 26g |

Ingredients

Turkey burgers
    • 1 pound lean ground turkey
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 1/2 cup plain whole wheat breadcrumbs or whole wheat panko
    • 1/3 cup grated or finely chopped onions
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons canola oil or cooking spray to lightly coat the pan or grill
Cucumber salad
  • 1 cucumber, diced small
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives or green onions
  • 1 medium-sized ripe tomato, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients for turkey burgers, except olive oil.

Form into 4 to 5 patties.

Sprinkle each patty on both sides with olive oil, using fingers to coat. Lightly oil grates of grill.

Set grill to medium-high heat or place a lightly-oiled skillet or grill pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat.

Add patties to grill or skillet and cover (cover if using the grill) and grill for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients for cucumber salad. Serve room temperature or chill until serving.

 

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