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Two Turkey Burgers in Buns with Lettuce and Tomato on a Wooden Board

Healthy turkey burgers

Published: May 24, 2022 at 4:57 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make these herby turkey burgers with sweet tomato chutney for a healthy family dinner – they're low in calories and packed with protein

  • High protein
  • Low calorie
  • Low salt
Nutrition: Per serving
low inkcal481
high inprotein34.8g
low insalt0.9g

Make these easy turkey burgers, then check out our healthy chicken burgers, spiced turkey burgers, vegan black bean burgers and more of the best burger recipes.


  • 450g turkey mince
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • ½ lemon, zested


  • 4 vine tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar


  • 4 wholemeal buns, split
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • handful of shredded Iceberg lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • red onion slices
  • mixed salad, coleslaw or sweet potato wedges, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put the chutney ingredients in a pan and simmer over a medium heat, stirring regularly for 25-30 minutes or until the tomatoes have broken down and the mixture has thickened and looks jammy. Remove from the heat, cool and season well.

  • STEP 2

    Squash together the mince, egg, parsley, garlic granules and lemon zest with some seasoning using clean hands, then form into four burger patties. Heat the grill to its highest setting and move the rack to the upper third of the oven. Put the patties on a tray and cook under the hot grill for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

  • STEP 3

    Toast the cut sides of the buns under the grill or in a dry frying pan. Spread with the mayonnaise, then sandwich with the lettuce, tomato and onion slices, burger patties and tomato chutney. Serve with a mixed salad, coleslaw or sweet potato wedges.

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