Cilantro Turkey Burger

Cilantro Turkey Burger

Looking for a new grilling recipe? Try this incredibly easy cilantro turkey burger! This juicy burger is perfect for grilling season!

Hi, everyone! Is it Thursday already?! Where has this week gone? I am loving the weather we’ve been having in Seattle all week but unfortunately, I think we have rain in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend. How lame! I am hoping the forecast will change between now and then. Isn’t Memorial Day supposed to be the unofficial start of summertime?

Anyway, with that said, I guess it’s appropriate to say that grilling season is here! I don’t know about you, but I love grilled meat and veggies. There’s something about that nice smokey flavor that I just can’t get enough of. I was in the mood for burgers yesterday and realized that I had some cilantro to use up since they would probably go bad soon. That’s when a light bulb lit up in my head and I decided to use them in my new recipe for a cilantro turkey burger!

I know bun-less burgers are popular in the food blogging world, but I just can’t pass up on a nice toasted bun! If you want to make your burger paleo and gluten free, you can always pass on the buns and use extra lettuce to make a wrap. Below is a recipe for just the turkey patty. You can build your burger however you’d like.

Cilantro Turkey Burger


1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix ingredients together well and form 4-5 patties.
  2. Heat grill or skillet on medium high heat and lightly spray with oil.
  3. Add the patties to grill, cooking it for 4 minutes. Then flip the patty and cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

I did not include this in the recipe but I wanted to share with you how I prepared my mushrooms! They added a nice tangy touch to my burgers. All you have to do is mix a 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1/4 teaspoon rosemary. Pour the mixture into a pyrex dish and add 1 cup of sliced mushrooms. Make sure the mushrooms are coated with the balsamic vinegar mix. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees and you’re done!

What is your favorite type of burger? Do you prefer a bun-less burger?

Do you enjoy grilling? If so, what is your favorite food to grill?



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