Sometimes a girl just gets a craving for a burger. And in my experience, the guys don’t mind going along with that craving one bit. These Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo and Healthy Potato Salad are our new favorite burger and side!
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The Burger: It May be Turkey, But It’s Anything But Dry!
Sometimes people are afraid of turkey burgers because they can be a bit dry. Not the case here! We like to use 85% lean turkey for this burger, so it’s nice and juicy. We add spices and fresh jalapeño to make it super flavorful. But the flavor doesn’t end there!
The Basil Mayo and Add Ons:
To create an even more delightful flavor experience, we top this burger with mayo whisked with a little fresh basil and white balsamic. Then we add traditional burger toppings like lettuce and tomato. Crazy good! Wanna Make This Burger Gluten Free? Opt for a gluten free bun or wrap in lettuce!
Serve With a Side Of Healthy Potato Salad:
When it comes to potato salad we like ours tossed in olive oil, sea salt and pepper! Simple, light and a fabulous compliment to our tasty burger! Pine nuts are optional. Click here for Easy Potato Salad with Asparagus Recipe!
The Recipe: Spicy Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo
Tips and what you need: a good knife, and a quality white balsamic (or sherry vinegar) Learn how to handle a hot chili pepper <—here. Serve with a side of Healthy Potato Salad <—recipe
A flavorful burger with even more flavorful toppings!
- 3/4 pound 85% lean ground turkey. If your ground turkey has excess liquid, be sure to set on paper towels to remove the juices.
- 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup good quality mayo
- 2 teaspoons white balsamic (or sherry vinegar)
- 3 basil leaves, chopped
- 2 buns (or iceberg lettuce for wrap)
- 2 slices white cheddar cheese
- 4 tomato slices
- baby or iceberg lettuce
You can use a pan on the cooktop or a grill to cook these burgers. If using a grill to cook burgers, clean, spray and preheat to 400 degrees
Place turkey in a bowl, add spices and minced jalapeño. Mix with hands until well combined, form into two patties and set aside
Whisk together mayo, vinegar and chopped basil, set aside
If using a grill place burgers on grill cooking for 12 minutes (or until cooked through) flipping halfway through cooking time. If using a grill pan on the cooktop, heat grill pan on medium high heat. When pan is hot add a little olive oil and cook burgers for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Make sure burgers are cooked through.
When burgers are done add cheese until melted, then place lettuce and tomato on bottom bun, add burger and top with basil mayo and top bun. Of course you can also wrap in lettuce if going protein style:)
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Looks so good – going to give the recipe a go for my family this week. Thank you!
I love the idea of flavoring your turkey burger with powerful and delicious seasoning and jalapeno! I always struggle with this because they can seem so bland! I can’t find 85% lean ground turkey here, so I always end up adding some butter to the mix before I cook them LOL! These look amazing – I can’t wait to try them!
Perfect seasoning on these bad boys…we just loved them! A quick and easy sunny weather meall!
Thank you Tessa!
Oh Linda, this is too beautiful. It looks like you’re managing just fine with the different lighting in the PNW! I love the idea of the asparagus and potato side with burgers in the spring. And that basil mayo!
Thanks Megan! These photos were taken in CA though…haven’t shot here yet 🙂
These burgers look awesome, and so does that potato salad, love the asparagus addition!
I loved the minced jalapeno through these burgers – so flavoursome. That basil mayo topped them off perfectly. I had these burgers in lettuce wraps and they were pretty darn good!
I was JUST telling my husband that I was craving a burger, then I saw this. You’re killing me! I love all the spice in this recipe – sounds delicious!
Thanks for your awesome tip on making a juicy turkey burger! I’ll have to try that next time. This seriously looks amazing!
I always love a little spice when cooking with chicken and turkey. Makes things much more interesting!
I love all those spices in the burger. And basil mayo? I’m going to make that and put it on EVERYTHING.
You had me at jalapeño + burger 😍🔥
OH my gosh – the spices, the jalepeno, I’m so in! Making these this weekend. Thank you!!
I love the jalapenos in this, a great way to liven up a turkey burger!
I can taste all the yummy flavor from here. So good!
Delightful flavour combinations. I am a big fan of playing with turkey burgers/meatballs.. This looks delicious!
I am making a basil mayo today. Fresh and SO good.
Looking forward to this one.. soon.. burger season IS coming !!
As far as I am concerned burger season is all year long!