Kale Turkey Burgers with Dill Dressing

Summer is one of those seasons where I could eat everything in sight. Ice cream, pizza, funnel cakes, and more await me every time I set foot on the boardwalk. And I won’t lie, I almost always indulge. But when I’m away from my shore house, I try to be as healthy as possible. And turkey burgers seemed like the way to go.

I always get pre-made turkey sausage infused with kale at the grocery store, so I decided to use that inspiration and infuse these burgers with kale. And the dill dressing was inspired by one of my favorite dishes from a restaurant near my shore house. I put everything together and I was so thrilled with how it all turned out. I’ll be honest, the dressing isn’t the healthiest, but if you add just a tablespoon to your burger, it keeps things healthy and adds awesome flavor.

Ingredients: Makes 4 burgers
1 pound ground turkey
1 cup finely chopped kale
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
4 whole wheat buns
Sliced tomato
Sliced red onion
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons dried dill
Dash of salt
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of black pepper

Combine all turkey burger ingredients excluding olive oil, tomato, onion, and buns. Form into patties. Add olive oil to a pan and grill patties on medium-low heat. (Cook about six minutes on one side and five minutes on the other; turkey must be cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit).

For dressing, combine all ingredients and set aside until ready to use. When burgers are cooked, place on buns and top with tomato, red onion, and dressing. Serve immediately.


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