Green Turkey Burgers

Serves: 8 – 10 |  20 Minute Prep Time |  15 Minutes to Cook

No one loves a turkey burger more than my husband, Sean. And after he declared these “the best turkey burgers ever,” I knew I had to share them with you. These are inspired by a friend’s recipe; I used a little less of the green chiles, and then added zucchini for both a nutrient boost and extra juiciness. Enjoy – and here’s hoping husbands are sometimes right! 😉


  1. Prepare the pickled onions by placing them in a small bowl and topping with red wine vinegar and salt. Set aside.
  2. Allow the turkey to come to room temperature for at least an hour and combine with the zucchini, chiles, cilantro and salt and pepper.
  3. Form into patties (about the size of a lacrosse ball or large ice cream scoop).
  4. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side. Use a meat thermometer and allow temperature to reach 160 degrees F. Let patties rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve on lettuce with tomatoes, onions and avocado slices or on your favorite bun with your favorite toppings.


  • 2 LB organic ground turkey (not lean)
  • 1/2 large zucchini (or 1 small), shredded
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of canned organic green chiles
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp salt salt and 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Red Leaf Lettuce or Buns of Choice
  • Toppings:
  • Tomato Slices
  • Avocado Slices
  • Pickled Red Onions

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