Turkey burgers have always been a low-fat alternative to beef burgers. However, just because turkey burgers are healthy doesn't mean they have to be boring. Why not add zucchini to your turkey burger for an extra dose of healthy vegetables, flavour, vitamins and minerals? By substituting bread buns for zucchini buns, you can ditch those unhealthy carbs and replace them with a super-food. Of course, this means zucchini turkey burgers are a great option for diabetics who still want to treat themselves. The anti-oxidant rich zucchini is perfect for those suffering with neuropathy, as it improves nerve transmission. Turkey also contains B-12, making these turkey burgers one of the best recipes to benefit neuropathy. Make these turkey burgers your own with a selection of your favourite burger toppings.
- 8-10 oz ground, organic, lean turkey meat
- 2 tbsp fresh oregano (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 4 thick slice of zucchini (or eggplant, summer squash, etc.)
- olive oil spray
- salt & pepper to taste
- toppings: sliced tomato, avocado ect...
In a large bowl, combine the turkey meat, oregano and garlic cloves, and mix with your hands until fully combined. Form into two patties and set aside.
Heat a grill pan (or outdoor grill) to medium high heat.
Spray the zucchini on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add the zucchini to the grill pan, cooking 2 – 3 minutes per side until you have nice grill marks and the zucchini still holds its shape.
Add the turkey burgers to the grill, cooking 3 – 5 minutes per side, until cooked.
Serve between zucchini slices and add your preferred toppings.