Grilling season is here! But it’s also bathing suit weather, so eating healthy is on all of our minds. Enjoying a BBQ while calorie conscious is difficult, but whipping up a turkey burger is a healthier alternative to red meat. I make my own ground meat but putting turkey cutlets into a food processor and pulsing a few times…it definitely has a better consistency than store bought ground turkey, but use what you have!

Instead of sandwiching this burger between calorie laden buns, I keep it naked with only a fresh veggie fruit slaw to go on top of it. Don’t worry, half the slaw actually gets put inside the turkey burgers, so it doesn’t require extra work! This recipe is delicious, fresh, and perfectly cooked every time.


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

4 oz zucchini

4 oz apple

4 oz onion

4 oz red bell peppers

1.2 lbs turkey breast

1 egg

2 tablespoons bread crumbs

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste


Cut the zucchini into matchsticks.

Peel the apple and cut into matchsticks.

Peel the onion, cut in half, and then slice.

Dice the red bell peppers.

In a medium sized skillet, heat the oil. Add in all of the sliced veggies/apples. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper. Sautee for around 5 minutes or until the produce is tender. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool slightly.

Put the turkey breasts into your food processor. Pulse until finely chopped (about 6 pulses).

Transfer the chopped turkey into a large mixing bowl. Add in the egg, bread crumbs, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and salt/pepper. Add half of the veggie/apple slaw you just made. Using your hands, mix together all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Divide the meat mixture into four equal portions and form into patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put the patties between two sheets of wax paper and chill while the greased grill or skillet heats.

Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, flip, and then cook 3-4 minutes more.

Spoon about a tablespoon of the slaw onto the patty, serve and enjoy!