Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Salad

4.50 from 16 votes

This grilled turkey burger recipe calls for clean ingredients like chopped parsley, crunchy onions, and garlic.

turkey burgers with cucumber salad

What’s more satisfying than biting into a juicy, flavorful turkey burger? When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, burgers might be out of the picture. However, subbing lean ground turkey in for conventional meat slashes that mega-calorie tally and delivers a great dose of satisfying protein. This grilled turkey burger recipe calls for clean ingredients like chopped parsley, crunchy onions, and garlic. These grilled turkey burgers are packed with nutrients and offer that rich, meaty flavor you crave without upping your cholesterol levels.

We’ve paired our recipe with a lovely cucumber salad. Bright, refreshing cucumbers and tomatoes are dressed with chives and coated with a splash of lime juice. The garden-fresh side forms a perfect flavor combo with the turkey burgers!

4.50 from 16 votes

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Salad

Lean, healthy, and delicious, this meal will satisfy both your body and mind.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 patty and 1/4 cup salad
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


Turkey Burgers

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg large, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs or whole-wheat panko, plain
  • 1/3 cup onions grated or finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil or cooking spray to lightly coat the pan or grill

Cucumber Salad

  • 1 cucumber diced small
  • 1/2 cup chives or green onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato medium, ripe and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice or lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt


  • Combine all ingredients for turkey burgers, except olive oil.
  • Form into 4 to 5 patties.
  • Sprinkle each patty on both sides with olive oil, using fingers to coat. Lightly oil grates of grill.
  • Set grill to medium-high heat or place a lightly-oiled skillet or grill pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat.
  • Add patties to grill or skillet and cover (cover if using the grill) and grill for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients for cucumber salad. Serve room temperature or chill until serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1patty and 1/4 cup salad | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 637mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords dairy-free, Low-Carb

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