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Turkey Burgers with Tropical SalsaOur 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!Turkey Burgers with Tropical Salsa

10 comments on “Turkey Burgers with Tropical Salsa

Carol on April 21, 2017 7:43 am

I’m also in the mood for tropical salsa – my post is on mango salsa. Pineapple salsa sounds wonderful too!

Nancy Wolff on April 21, 2017 2:59 pm

I love mango salsa, especially with fish tacos!

Jess on April 24, 2017 3:51 pm

These sound amazing!! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Christine on April 26, 2017 12:14 pm

Wow, those look great! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link party, we hope you had a good time and made some new friends as well.

Have a great week!

Linda on April 27, 2017 12:16 am

Yumm! I could have used this recipe the other night when we fixed turkey burgers. Next time. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

Marilyn Lesniak on April 27, 2017 6:32 pm

Thanks for sharing at #OverTheMoon and have a lovely week!

Carole from Carole's Chatter on April 27, 2017 7:34 pm

Hi Nancy, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is BBQ!

You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which might be some time Thursday your time – aren’t time zones confusing? Well they confuse me! Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole

Nancy Wolff on April 27, 2017 9:01 pm

Just stopped by and have added your upcoming themes to my list of blog hops! Thanks!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on April 29, 2017 9:47 pm

Sorry it took so long to visit – I’ve been off on vacation! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

Nancy Wolff on April 30, 2017 11:01 pm

Hope you had an amazing vacation!

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