This burger gets a Middle Eastern twist from the addition of garlic, cumin, coriander, and fresh mint and parsley folded into the ground turkey.


1 ½ lb ground turkey

2 medium cloves garlic


¼ cup lightly packed chopped fresh mint

¼ cup lightly packed chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp sweet paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground coriander

¼ tsp cayenne



  • Put the ground turkey in a large bowl.
  • Mince the garlic and mix it with the mint, parsley, olive oil, paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne into the turkey.
  • Shape the meat into 4 equal 1-inch-thick patties.
  • Refrigerate, for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours.
  • Grill the burgers, until nicely marked and just cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted in a burger should read 165°F), 4 to 6 minutes per side.


Makes 4 burgers, count each burger as 4 proteins.

Recipe courtesy of