These turkey burgers were inspired by the Mediterranean diet which is widely regarded as one of the healthiest ways to eat, thanks to its emphasis on healthy fats and plenty of vegetables. Kids can get really stuck in with using their hands to mix and shape the burger patties. Just make sure they wash their hands before and after handling the meat! Check out our awesome turkey burger recipe below.
– Kcal/fat/prot: 658 / 17g / 39g (/pers)
– Origin: Mediterranean
– Prep time: 35 min
INGREDIENTS for 2 (for 4):
– 250g (500g) Turkey thigh mince
– 1 (2) Medium red onion
– 1 (2) Garlic cloves
– 2 (4) Tomatoes
– 15g (30g) Capers
– 5g (10g) Fresh basil
– 2 (4) Ciabatta
– 300g (600g) Waxy potatoes
– 30g (60g) Black olives
You need: Salt, Pepper, Olive oil
1) Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C for fan-assisted ovens). Cut all the potatoes to roughly equal size (approx. 3cm chunks). Place the potatoes on an oven-proof tray, coat well with 1-2 tbsp olive oil and season to your taste with salt and pepper
2) Put the potatoes in the oven for 25 min or until crisp and cooked through. Peel the onion(s) and chop very finely, crush the garlic with the side of a knife, peel it and chop finely and chop the tomatoes and basil coarsely. Drain and rinse the olives then chop into ‘O’s
3) Combine the tomato, basil, capers, olives and half the onion (save the other half for the next step) with 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) of olive oil for the salsa.
4) Combine the turkey, garlic and remaining onion with your hands to make the burger mix. Season with to your taste with salt and pepper. Tip: wet your hands first so the meat is less sticky
5) Make 2 (4) burgers from the burger mix (approx. 1.5cm thick)
6) Place the ciabatta on an oven-proof tray and put in the oven for 8-10 min or until warmed through
7) Add 1-2 tsp of olive oil to a pan on a medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the burgers and fry for 10 min or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Adjust the heat to prevent burning
8) Remove the potatoes and ciabatta from the oven. Assemble the burgers, top with the tomato salsa and serve with the potatoes on the side
Do you have a favourite turkey burger recipe? Or maybe you gave ours a whirl? We’d love to hear from you! Share your photos or cooking tips in the comments below.