Our grill has finally appeared from under the snow bank and although it may not be feeling like spring outside it is never to early to do some grilling. Enjoying these turkey burgers with tropical salsa will give you a taste of the warm summer weather to come. This recipe serves four people.
Turkey Burgers with Tropical Salsa
1 pound ground turkey
2 scallions, minced
¼ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Tbsp minced celery
2 Tbsp salsa
¾ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp chili powder
½ peeled and cored fresh pineapple, chopped
2 kiwifruit, peeled and diced
1 scallion, sliced
¼ cup fresh cilantro
1 tsp grated lime zest
2 tsp diced pickled jalapeno peppers
2 whole wheat hamburgers buns, split and toasted
4 lettuce leaves
Combine the ground turkey, scallions, breadcrumbs, celery salsa, cumin, and chili powder in a medium bowl and mix well. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
Cook the patties on your grill or use a heavy skillet and cook them over medium heat. Cook until the internal temperature in 165, about 5-6 minutes on a side.
Meanwhile make the tropical salsa. Stir together the pineapple, kiwi scallion, cilantro, lime zest and juice and jalapeno in a medium bowl.
To serve place the bun, cut side up on each of 4 serving plates. Top each bun with one lettuce leaf and one burger. Top evenly with the salsa and serve!