Turkey Garden Burgers


1.3 lbs low-fat ground turkey (90-95% lean)*
1 cup parsley, packed
1/2 cup spring onions, shallots, or mild/sweet onions
1 Tbsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Salba gel:
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp whole Salba seeds


These burgers are full of garden fresh goodness and much healthier than their beef counterparts. Salba seeds help them stick together and add nutritional benefits, too! They’re quick, easy, and my husband and I fight over the leftovers. Low-fat turkey is key. Fat-free is too dry, and the regular full fat is much less healthy.

  1. First, make Salba gel by combining the water and seeds and allowing it to sit for 20 min.
  2. Mince onion, chop parsley coarsely. Wash hands and combine everything together (you can mix with a mixer instead, but it’s easier with your hands!). Make into small patties.
  3. Grill on medium high heat until done (7 or 8 minutes).

Serve topped with tomato, pickles, avocado, lettuce, etc. on a gluten free hamburger bun, or by itself. Or of course with a side of roasted peppers.

Makes 8 burgers, serves 4

*note: It sounds strange, but most the turkey sold here is 1.3 lbs. I’m sure you can adjust to whatever you find at the market.