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Mediterranean Turkey Burger

First of all, happy birthday to my sister, Jenny!  I wish I could be in San Francisco celebrating with you.

I had some more ground turkey in the package I bought, and my biggest challenge is always trying to make the same ingredient taste different, so I went a Mediterranean route with this turkey burger.

Oh, and be forewarned - I still have more to use up, so there will be another ground turkey recipe in the near future.  As always, feel free to swap out any kind of ground meat that is to your liking.

Mediterranean Turkey Burger:


- 5 oz. ground turkey

- 1 tsp. ground ginger

- 1 garlic clove, minced

- 3 T. chopped herbs such as cilantro, mint and parsley

- 1/3 c. sliced cabbage (feel free to add shredded carrots, etc.)

- 1/4 c. Greek yogurt

- 1 lime, zested and juiced

- 1 tsp. each of coriander, cumin and paprika

- 4-5 olives, chopped

- 2 sturdy lettuce leaves

- blended or canola oil

- salt

- pepper

Whisk together the yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, coriander, cumin, and paprika.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add the cabbage and stir to coat.  Set aside.

In another bowl, thoroughly combine the turkey, ginger, garlic, and herbs.  Season with salt and pepper.  Form into a patty.

Heat 1 T. of oil in a pan, or oil a grill pan.  Add the burger patty and cook 8-10 minutes per side.  Make sure it is cooked all the way through - you CAN'T have a medium rare poultry burger.

Plate the lettuce.  Next, add the burger and slaw.  Top with the chopped olives.