Sometimes a girl just gets a craving for a burger. And in my experience, the guys don’t mind going along with that craving one bit. These Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo and Healthy Potato Salad are our new favorite summer burger and side!
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Sometimes people are afraid of turkey burgers because they can be a bit dry. Not the case here! We like to use 85% lean turkey for this burger, so it’s nice and juicy. We add spices and fresh jalapeño to make it super flavorful. But the flavor doesn’t end there!
The Basil Mayo and Add Ons:
To create an even more delightful flavor experience, we top this burger with mayo whisked with a little fresh basil and white balsamic. Then we add traditional burger toppings like lettuce and tomato. Crazy good!
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The Potato Salad:
When it comes to potato salad we like ours tossed in olive oil, sea salt and pepper! Simple, light and a fabulous compliment to our tasty burger! Pine nuts are optional.
Splitting the Tasks!
Make this meal in record time by having one person handle the burgers and the other tackle the potato salad!
The Recipe: Spicy Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo and Healthy Potato Salad!
Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo and Healthy Potato Salad
Yield 2 servings
A flavorful burger with even more flavorful toppings and a side of potato and asparagus salad! See how to handle a hot chili pepper here.
3/4 pound 85% lean ground turkey (If your ground turkey has excess liquid, be sure to set on paper towels to remove the juices.)
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup good quality mayo
2 teaspoons white balsamic (or sherry vinegar)
3 basil leaves, chopped
2 buns or iceberg lettuce for wrap
2 slices white cheddar cheese
4 tomato slices
baby or iceberg lettuce
The Potato Salad:
10 baby white potatoes, quartered
1/4 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with pine nuts optional
If using a grill to cook burgers, clean, spray and preheat to 400 degrees
Place a medium sized pot of water to boil on the cooktop. While waiting for water to boil prep burgers
Place turkey in a bowl, add spices and minced jalapeño. Mix with hands until well combined, form into two patties and set aside
Whisk together mayo, vinegar and chopped basil, set aside
Quarter potatoes and trim and cut asparagus
If using a grill place burgers on grill cooking for 12 minutes (or until cooked through) flipping halfway through cooking time. If using a grill pan on the cooktop, heat grill pan on medium high heat. When pan is hot add a little olive oil and cook burgers for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Make sure burgers are cooked through.
While burgers cook...
Gently put potatoes into boiling water
Cook for 5-6 minutes, then using a fork, pierce a potato. If potato is firm but fork goes in somewhat easily it's time to add asparagus. If it is difficult to pierce potato cook another 2 minutes or so and then add asparagus. Do not over cook potatoes, I mean it.
After adding asparagus cook for 3 more minutes then drain potatoes and asparagus into a colander and rinse with very cold water
Pour into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste. Add pine nuts if desired
When burgers are done add cheese until melted, then place lettuce and tomato on bottom bun, add burger and top with basil mayo and top bun. Serve with potato salad!
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