Happiness consists not of having, but of being. It is a warm glow of the heart at peace with itself.
David O. McKay
What to have for dinner when endless salads, pastas and grilling recipes get repetitive and even a little boring. How about a Zucchini Turkey Burger? While I love all the wonderful dishes that scream summer I equally enjoy a good burger. But this isn’t your average boring turkey burger. This is a veggie powerhouse loaded with zucchini and herbs served with great toppings like heirloom tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. It’s got amazing flavor without tons of calories and it’s even good for you.
The abundance of zucchini and tomatoes this time of the year makes me get creative. I want to keep eating as much as I can of the summer’s most popular vegetables but eating them the same way gets monotonous. Adding zucchini to a burger is a great way to add extra veggies into your diet and sneak some onto the plates of your kids.
I’m going to make you even happier. I made baked Garlic Butter Fries to go along these burgers. A complete meal without guilt. I’ll be sharing my recipe for the fries later on this week but don’t be fooled by the name, these are actually good and very flavorful without any frying and any guilt.
You know you’re a food blogger when you take a trip to the store just to get a burger bun because the one you have at home isn’t pretty enough. Yes, I drove to the grocery store to get one pretty bun because I knew I wanted to photograph and share this recipe. The funny thing is that Kurt tagged along without even saying anything about how crazy I am. This happens more often than usual now. Either I have lost my mind and my memory is heading in the wrong direction or this is absolutely normal when you’re a food blogger. The story of my blogging life.
Serving size: ¼ lbs
- 1 lb ground turkey (preferably organic)
- ½ yellow zucchini, grated and squeezed of excess moisture
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp store bought Tzatziki sauce
- heirloom tomato slices
- other toppings of your choice
- Mix the first 7 ingredients together. Shape into burger patties and arrange on a plate. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until ready to use.
- Preheat a grill (i prefer cooking turkey burgers stove top), cook burgers on both sides until cooked through.
- Serve on a bun topped with Tzatziki and other toppings of your choice.