Cilantro Turkey Burgers

Combine with our guacamole recipe or any other side dish.

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Cilantro Turkey Burgers

Servings 4

Total Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 287

carbohydrate 4g

protein 57g

fat 5g


  • 1 pound(s) turkey, ground
  • 1 cup(s) cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 1/4 medium onion(s), red finely chopped
  • 4 medium garlic clove(s) minced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground


  1. Prepare the grill, or turn the broiler on low.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and use a fork to mix well.
  3. Divide into portions and shape into patties.
  4. Grill or broil until cooked to desired temperature.
  5. Serve with a side dish such as guacamole


  1. I made these and whipped up some guacamole with avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and red onion. It was a great side to dip the turkey burgers in!

  2. The burgers were a huge hit with the family:) Took the idea from mellabella and made some guac. Made a great topping for the burger.

  3. Used ground chicken with this instead of turkey and served them with lettuce wraps. All around good meal, definately need a meat thermometer so they don’t over cook and dry out. Thinking that next time I will serve it with paleo BBQ sauce recipe for an extra burst of flavor.

  4. My wife makes these for me and they’re delicious! Of course for me though she adds jalapenos, sometimes red peppers. Great on the run snack.

  5. @Neely
    so i used protabella mushrooms as buns, with Romain leatus. and garden fresh tomatoes so good. because burgers should be eaten with your hands not a fork and knife :)

  6. My package of ground turkey was 1.2 lbs. I cooked these on a panini pan with a press on the cooktop. They are delicious, but I will definitely cut back to 1/2 t. sea salt next time. Otherwise, yummy!!

  7. This was excellent! I made one accidental substitution–I grabbed ground chicken breast instead of turkey–but it worked out wonderfully and baked instead of grilling or pan frying. I also added ground cumin, cayenne, and chili powder and it had real kick. Absolutely delicious.

  8. Awesome recipe. We tried these twice. We made the mistake of pre-preparing, a day in advance, these the first time and for some reason they turned out kind of dry. The second time we followed the recipe exact and they turned out amazing. Best turkey burgers.

    1. jenniedee – Very sorry about that! Yes, the salad and simple dressing would work perfectly. Or even just a bit of avocado and some fruit if that’s what you have on hand.

  9. WOW!!! soooo good! We had it with some guacamole on top of a lettuce leaf ( just like the picture!! ) and a tiny bit of sweet potato fries on the side. My super picky 8 yr old said this was the best burger ever!!!!!! I am def. planning on making many times again! thanks for the awesome recipe!!

  10. I tripled the recipe (made 20 small burgers) yesterday, added fresh dill to the Ninja when chopping the cilantro, and served it with apple slaw and fried green tomatoes. My husband liked it so much that I woke up this morning to find only 3 left! Definitely a hit.

  11. This was my husband’s and mine’s first try at a paleo meal and we both LOVED it. We ate it with some guac and the apple coleslaw on the side. The whole meal was super quick and easy to make. We will be eating these on a regular basis! :)

  12. Just made these bad boys for dinner! simple and quick to make….ate it with green coriander chutney and steamed broccoli! Next time I will do it with some guac!

  13. These were very tasty. My whole family enjoyed them. I must nit-pick and say that these are just patties, not burgers. I served with guacamole and apple cole slaw. The hubby insisted on making sweet potato fries as well and the meal was very filling. Yum!

  14. I made this dish yesterday and it was so delicious. I will definitely make it again. Everyone in my family enjoyed it.

  15. Delicious using ground chicken and adding in some roasted green chilies! Also took the idea from above and wrapped in lettuce with avocado, will do again!

  16. I made these tonight – HOLY MOLY were they delicious! I used 1/4 c freeze dried parsley instead of the fresh and it worked perfectly. I paired the burgers with the apple coleslaw, too! Absolutely delicious, thank you!

  17. Made these exactly as per the recipe and they were lovely. The whole family enjoyed them with the salsa salad. Will definitely make again.

  18. My husband and son (mr. Picky Eater) loved these! They were delicious. We all wanted 2 burgers. Simple and delicious!

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