In order to make it as clean as possible, I buy turkey cutlets and grind them myself in a food processor. You can skip this step and buy already ground turkey breast. Either one is good.
In the same food processor, add the celery, onion, garlic, sage, marjoram and salt. It isn’t necessary to wash the processor if you ground the turkey, as you are cooking it all together. Process until onions and celery are finely chopped but not mushy.
Once the vegetables and herbs are chopped work quickly. If you let the vegetables sit too long they will get watery and the burgers won’t hold together as well.
Mix turkey with egg and fresh pepper. Add celery mixture to the turkey and mix until evenly combined.
Form into 6 patties. They will be loose but firm up when cooked.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook turkey patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through and browned on the outside.
Remove patties from the skillet.
Serve with avocado and tomato slices. Pass around avocado mayonnaise and Dijon mustard as a topping.
Enjoy the recipe below.Print
Light, fresh turkey burgers made with lots of herbs and vegetables.
- ½ pound turkey cutlets or white meat ground turkey breast (free-range, hormone-free, antibiotic-free)
- 3 celery stalks, cut into chunks (1¼ cups)
- 1/2 yellow onion, coarsely chopped (3/4 cup)
- 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves (about 8 to 10 leaves)
- 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or oregano
- ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- 1 egg (fresh organic, free range)
- ¼ teaspoon fresh pepper
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Optional toppings for serving:
- 3 teaspoons avocado mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- If using turkey cutlets, cut into chunks and process in a food processor until ground.
- Put into a medium mixing bowl.
- In the same food processor bowl, process celery, onion, garlic, sage, marjoram, and sea salt. Process until onion and celery are finely chopped but not mushy.
- Mix turkey with egg and fresh pepper.
- Add celery mixture to turkey and mix until evenly combined.
- Form turkey into six patties.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook turkey patties for about 5 minutes each side, or until cooked through and browned on the outside.
- Remove patties from skillet.
- Serve with sliced tomato and avocado. Pass around avocado mayonnaise and Dijon mustard as a topping.
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: Healthy, Paleo, Gluten Free
Until next time, have a fantastic day and enjoy the recipe. Please leave a comment below. I always love hearing about your health journey and your thoughts and feedback on making your own delicious food at home.