Thai Turkey Burgers with {Mango Salsa}

The warmer spring weather is on the rise here in Texas and that can only bring one thought to my mind- backyard grilling! I love to grill.. and there is nothing like a grilled burger or hot dog and a big ‘ol bowl of watermelon sitting on a lounge chair in my bathing suit with sopping wet hair and rosey sunburned cheeks.

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Someone reel me back from 1990 when I was just 6 years old.  It has probably been since then that I actually had a hotdog- but this time of year brings about great memories from not only my child hood, but even since last summer!

The smell of that fired up grill makes my belly jump for joy with excitement.  On the day I actually made these burgers it was raining.. so we took the grillin’ par-tay inside and fired them up on my griddle top, cooking just about 4-5 minutes on each side.  Rain never stops me from cookin’ up a good burger!       

 Now, I probably wouldn’t have chosen to eat ‘fruit salsa’ on my burger when I was 6.. but the six-year-olds of 2013 are totally up for anything.  They have advanced taste palletes, I suppose.  

Thai Turkey Burgers {Mango Salsa}

Yield: 4 (4-ounce) burgers

Adapted from Fabtastic Eats

Ingredients

    Burgers
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (93/7)
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 of the peanut sauce
  • Ciabatta Rolls
  • Peanut Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced ginger (such as Ginger People)
  • Mango Salsa
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, minced
  • 1 garlic cloved, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • The juice of one lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat your grill or grill pan on medium high heat, spray with cooking spray.

Peanut Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.

Burgers

In a medium sized bowl combine the ground turkey, green onion, cilantro, panko, and peanut sauce. Mix well then and divide your mixture to form 4 patties. Grill your burgers, about 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Mango Salsa

In a small bowl combine the mango, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and sriracha. Toss well to combine, set aside.

Once the burgers are done, spread on a dollop of peanut sauce over bottom half of you roll and then add your burger. Spread more peanut sauce over top of your burger and add mango salsa and top with the other half of your roll.

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The mango salsa totally takes this turkey burger to the next level, so don’t skip it.  If you can’t find a ripe mango just yet, sub out with pineapple. 

Oh, yummy.  That would be delicious. 

Step into this summer prepared and ready with a hot grill and these light and healthy Thai inspired burgers.  Other ways to get fit and stay light for this summer?   Check out Cooking Light’s guide for Starting Your Summer Off Light

I’m totally there.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for posting this tasty turkey burger recipe! I cannot wait to try it :)

  2. How creative! Love it!

  3. I love grilled foods because of its wonderful taste, aroma and smell. This Thai Turkey Burger recipe is perfect for me because I like the taste of the turkey and the mango salsa will be the best complement for the burgers. Where can I get the sriracha and Ciabatta Rolls? Are there any alternative ingredients if these two are not available?

  4. Yummy!! its look so delicious and I cannot wait to try it, it looks so wonderful now mouth started watering.

  5. This sounds like a terrific recipe, especially for those of us that are trying to cut out the red meat, and I am a burger fanatic, especially in summer! Love the mango idea too, it is one fruit that my kids will actually eat, so this may just be a hit at out house.

  6. that is looking yummy I am very thankful to you for posting this recipe. I will be trying this one in few days may be this weekend.

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