It’s officially grilling season, and that calls for a burger recipe, don’t you think? Introducing these curry turkey burgers – featuring an easy and tasty mint yogurt sauce!
Even though these are perfect for summer, they can easily be made all year long. They’re just as good made on the stovetop as they are on the grill.
(Prefer meat-free recipes? Try my easy lentil veggie burgers!)
Healthy Turkey Burgers
These refreshing, flavorful, and savory turkey burgers will be a big hit at your next BBQ gathering – or simply as an easy weeknight meal!
They’re a refreshing, leaner alternative to the standard hamburger. And, this recipe adds curry powder for a unique and delicious flavor. (Not to mention the tasty mint yogurt sauce!)
No grill? No problem – these are great on the stovetop, too.
And a bonus is that the curry turkey burger patties and the yogurt sauce can both be prepped in advance! And these come together in just minutes, so really, there’s no reason NOT to make them. 😉
Here are some more healthy ground turkey recipes you might enjoy!
This is a simple meal to throw together. Here are the turkey burger ingredients you’re working with.
For the curry turkey burgers:
- red onion
- ground turkey
- curry powder
For the mint yogurt sauce:
- Greek yogurt
How to Make Curry Turkey Burgers
To make these burgers, simply mix together the ground turkey, curry powder, cumin, red onion, cilantro, and a little salt, and form into patties.
Then, toss them on the grill or into a skillet, cook about 4 to 5 minutes per side, and that’s that!
For the yogurt sauce, you’ll mix together yogurt, lime juice, mint, and fresh garlic.
If you want the garlic to mellow out a bit, make the sauce in advance. (Just know that the mint won’t be quite as bright color-wise.) You can always make the yogurt sauce ahead of time and just add the chopped mint right before serving to solve that problem!
These healthy turkey burgers are delicious with sweet potato fries on the side, especially if they are roasted in the same spices used to make the burgers (cumin and curry powder). I share the sweet potato details in the recipe card “notes” section if you’re into it. (It’s one of my favorite side dishes!)
And speaking of – the full curry turkey burgers recipe is at the end of this post. Enjoy!
If you make these turkey burgers, please let me know how you like them – and tag me @fANNEtasticfood on social media so I can see a picture of the meal in action!
Looking for more burger deliciousness?
Want more grill-friendly summer recipes? Try these:
- Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp
- Honey Lime Chicken with Grilled Peach and Corn Salad
- Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers with Coconut Quinoa
- Watermelon Chicken with Balsamic Glaze
- Grilled Steak and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
- For the burgers:
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- olive oil for cooking, as needed
- For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or grated
- salt & pepper, to taste
- For serving (optional):
- whole wheat burger buns
- sliced red onion
- extra mint and cilantro
- roasted sweet potato fries (details below)
- Combine all burger ingredients except oil in a bowl. Mix with your hands just until seasonings are mixed into the turkey; do not over-mix once the mixture looks fairly evenly distributed.
- Form the burger mixture into four even balls and press into patties.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with a quick drizzle of oil (or heat a grill over medium-high heat and brush grates lightly with oil). Add burger patties and cook for about 4 minutes per side, flipping halfway through, until both sides are browned and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Meanwhile, stir together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Serve burgers on buns with a dollop of yogurt sauce, sliced red onion, lettuce, and extra mint and cilantro. Enjoy with sweet potato fries (which taste great dipped in the yogurt sauce!).
The burger patties and yogurt sauce can both be prepped in advance. If you make the sauce in advance, it will help the garlic to mellow out a bit. Add the chopped mint to the sauce at the last minute before serving so it retains its bright green color.
For the sweet potato fries: slice into wedges and toss them with pinches of curry powder, cumin, salt and a drizzle of oil, then roasted at 425 degrees F for about 25 minutes.