Nothing says summer more than a backyard barbecue. Unfortunately, so many of the foods we love to barbecue aren’t exactly the best for our bodies. Don’t let a little summer indulgence derail your plans to eat healthy. Our Turkey Veggie Burger will let you enjoy a juicy and delicious backyard burger without the added fat and calories. Made with only 100% clean, whole ingredients, our Turkey Veggie Burger also provides a hefty dose of protein and vegetable nutrients. We’ve used zucchini and carrots to make this burger extra moist, and a little garlic and seasonings ensure that you won’t have to sacrifice taste.
Yields: 6 Burgers | Serving Size: 1 Burger | Calories: 228 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 56 | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Sodium: 185 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 19 g | SmartPoints: 6 |
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 6 slices whole grain artisan bread
- 6 Romaine heart lettuce leafs
- 1 medium tomato, sliced for 6 servings
In a large mixing bowl combine the first six ingredients and shape into 6 patties. Patties can be cooked on an outdoor grill, griddle, skillet or oven broiler. Cook patties over medium heat for about about 12 minutes or until there is no longer any pink color.
While the burger are cooking, brush olive oil over one side of bread slices and either broil in the oven, place on a griddle or skillet and cook until golden and crispy. Add favorite condiments to burger and serve immediately.
Try our Goat Cheese Yogurt Spread, featured in the Turkey Veggie Burger photo.