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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Turkey (Courgette) Zucchini Burger with Garlic Mayo




"Turkey meat is much leaner than beef or pork, so it can be a challenge to make a burger with ground turkey that still gives you the satisfaction of eating a juicy burger. One trick I use to infuse moisture into ground turkey is to add freshly grated courgette/zucchini. (Perfect for summer when those of us who garden have more courgette/zucchini than we can possibly use.) 

It’s a trick I learned making these spicy turkey zucchini burgers with middle eastern flavours from the Jerusalem cookbook. No, the burgers don’t taste like courgette/zucchini, and yes, the grated courgette/zucchini works great to keep the burgers from drying out. Just make sure you are using fresh summer courgette/zucchini, and not something that’s shipped from thousands of miles away in the dead of winter when they are out of season. 

Courgette/Zucchini doesn’t add much in the way of taste, and ground turkey is mild as well, so we need to bump up our turkey burgers with herbs and spices. In this Italian inspired turkey burger we are including chopped fresh basil and oregano into the burger mix, and serving the burger with a slathering of garlic mayo." 

Doesn't this look so tasty … some may say absolutely gorgeous! I also like the little hints given, because I also find turkey meat can be a little dry. You can't beat courgettes/zucchini and the slightly smaller summer ones are just perfect. 

If you should try this lovely recipe and are living the LCHF lifestyle (or do not eat grains) just do not include the burger bun - how about using a Portobello mushroom instead … tastes good. 

Try Portobello mushroom "buns" instead of burger buns 
Most burgers are usually more bun than filling! Change it up by with tasty Portobello mushroom buns. Simply brush two mushroom caps with a little olive oil, place on some aluminium foil and roast in the oven (400 F) for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the stems once cooled slightly and add your fillings. Easy!

Enjoy, your Turkey (Courgette) Zucchini Burger
recipe details can be found here.

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

If you would like to read more about eating lower carb foods, and the LCHF lifestyle, why not see our post 'Introduction to low-carb for beginners' here

All the best Jan

24 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

That sounds like a fabulous idea! If I only knew where to get the meat from!!!
Did you know you cannot get self-raising flour in Germany. I forgot to bring some from Perth.
So much we cannot buy here. It´s a shame.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know I would like this...love the look of that bun! I need to try some new bread recipes! I know you have lots of healthy ones. I don't eat much bread so don't usually bother with different flours, etc. Enjoy your day!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great use of zucchini!

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds good.

DVArtist said...

Good trick for the turkey burgers. I don't eat ground turkey because of the dryness but I will try this. Thanks.

Valerie-Jael said...

I wish you could beam me one over right now! Valerie

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I have never used a portabello mushroom this way. But hamburger bun substitutes I have used are large slices of bell pepper and also slices of cheese microwaved And I like the idea of adding squash to ground turkey, too.

Jo said...

That's a good trick to use and a good way to use up courgettes, which are prolific when you grow them yourself.

Christine said...

What a great tip!

Nadezda said...

I love turkey meat Jan and always try to buy and cook something tasty with it.

Jan/JFM said...

Excellent switch...yummmm!

Anonymous said...

Great tip! Looks good!

Elephant's Child said...

I love the idea of Portabello buns. Thank you.

Martha said...

Wonderful tip! Thank you for sharing it.

Little Wandering Wren said...

I can see how courgette would work well in this and let's face it the good old courgette can do with a bit of tarting up at times! Yum, yum.
Wren x

William Kendall said...

That sounds different.

angela said...

Getting lots of ideas and I’ve started to experiment as well
Thanks for th great blog

Jenn Jilks said...

That's a good suggestion! Well done.

Sami said...

I don't bother with bread, just preferring to eat burgers with no bun. Thanks for the lovely recipe Jan

baili said...

never tasted turkey dear Jan but sounds DELICIOUS RECIPE!

Debbie said...

a beautiful burger!! i do prefer beef in a burger!! garlic mayo, nice!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The burger looks delicious. I would like the turkey burgers, not sure about my hubby.
Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

Teresa said...

Muy interesante esa hamburguesa. Un beso.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh does sound wonderful for a burger ~ yummy ~

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