These Quinoa Turkey Burgers are a healthier option for your next grill out! Paired with a Sun Dried Tomato “Aioli” it is a combination that can’t be beat!
Ah, Grilling Season…one of my favorite times a year. Not only do you get to enjoy great weather and amazing fresh food, but let’s face it ladies, it’s the one time of year when the men take over at least part of dinner.
With July 4th upon us, most of us having grilling on our minds. I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite new burgers – A Quinoa Turkey Burger with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli.
Though healthier than your average burger, this burger is moist and packed with flavor, just like any burger should be.
As a protein source for summer grilling, I like Turkey for a lot of reasons, the chief of which is health. Not only does turkey have more protein than beef, it has fewer calories than chicken and less fat than pork. **Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25. Update 2012.**
Plus if you aren’t in the mood for a burger you can always go with brats or tenderloins.
And of course, you know I’m all about the sauces.
This “aioli” is so delicious and can be made with either mayonnaise (preferably homemade) or Greek Yogurt, depending on your health goals.
Are You Planning a July 4th Grill Out? What’s On Your Menu?
Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Sun Dried Tomato Aioli
- 1/2 cup 2% Greek Yogurt or Homemade Mayo
- 3 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes rehydrated (oil packed works as well)
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Heat grill to high.
- In a large bowl combine quinoa, turkey breast, worcestershire, mustard, horseradish, sea salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until well combined.
- Form into four patties. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side.
- When cooking, please ensure that the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- For Aioli
- In a small bowl whisk together yogurt or mayo, sun dried tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, garlic and ground pepper. Refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Serve with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli and desired fixings.