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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Sriracha Mayo

Lean ground turkey packed with vegetables to create a healthy grilled burger that's loaded with flavour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled turkey burgers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 149kcal
Author Chrissie


For the burgers:

  • About 500 grams of fresh lean ground turkey meat
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs or gluten free oat flour
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • a pinch or two of salt and pepper

For the Sriracha mayo:

  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise if you're looking for a mayo substitute that's egg-free, Vegenaise http://followyourheart.com/products/original-3/ is a good option
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce add more or less depending on how much heat you like
  • 1/4 tsp lime juice

For serving:

  • Buns of your choice
  • Fresh spinach
  • Tomato slices


  • Add the ground turkey meat, grated carrot, chopped spinach, oat flour, garlic, onion, egg, spices and salt and pepper to a large bowl. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients together, mixing well until everything is combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 or 8 equal pieces and form each piece into a patty shape. Be careful not to make them too thick (they won't cook evenly) or too thin (they might break apart in the middle). If the mixture is too sticky to form into patties, add another 2-3 tablespoons of oat flour or breadcrumbs.
  • Grill the patties on a propane barbecue that's been preheated to low or medium-low.  You can also use a skillet heated to medium low with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Most barbecues don't have an exact temperature, but grilling these burgers on medium-low heat for about 5-6 minutes per side usually does the trick. Make sure you know your barbecue (some are hotter than others and have hot spots)!
  • Check them after about 5 minutes and make sure the edges are starting to brown slightly before you flip them.
  • When the burgers are cooked through, remove them from the grill and let them rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
  • While the burgers are resting, make the Sriracha mayo by combining the mayonnaise, Sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. This can also be prepared in advance if you wish. We often have a small container of this in our fridge because it's so delicious on sandwiches, wraps, sushi, etc.



These burgers are best served on a whole grain bun slathered in the Sriracha mayo, with a nice thick slice of tomato and some fresh spinach!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1562IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg