This is such an easy, healthy recipe and a great hit with the children. Turkey thigh meat is really flavoursome and with a little spring onion you can create delicious lean burgers. Serve these plain or topped with my scrummy avocado lime dip for a dose of healthy fats. Omit the burger bun for a paleo option and serve with sweet potato wedges instead. A great weekday after school dish. The burgers also freeze well making it ideal for making up a batch so that you always have plenty of healthy offerings at home.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves – 4.
What’s good about it?
An high protein and energising dish. Keep it low carb and serve it in lettuce wraps or make a burger bun using lightly pan fried flat mushrooms instead. Turkey mince is readily available and makes a nourishing alternative to red meat.
- Place the turkey mince in a bowl and add the spring onion, herbs and seasoning. Mix well then shape into four burgers. Chill until needed.
- Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan until hot. Fry the burgers 8-10 minutes until golden. Flip over and cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively bake in an oven at 190C for 20-25 minutes.
- Split the rolls if using. Place the burgers on the roll and top with salad, sliced tomato and a dollop of avocado spread if using. Serve immediately.
Did you Know?
Turkey meat is a good source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It also contains plenty of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production. A high protein and low fat option this is perfect as a post training meal.
400g turkey thigh mince
Handful of fresh parsley or coriander chopped
Salt and pepper
2 spring onions finely chopped
Coconut oil for frying
Avocado lime dip, optional
Gluten free buns
Salad and sliced tomato to serve, optional