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Thai Turkey Burgers with Brown Rice + Crunchy Salad + Peanut Dressing

30 minutes or less salad time_30 min turkey

Thai turkey burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers with Brown Rice + Crunchy Salad + Peanut Dressing

Who says meal prep has to be boring? This dish puts all the haters to shame. It's bursting with lots of awesome fresh flavors that pair together perfectly. Here's to food that tastes good AND helps you feel good, too!

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 5-7

Burger Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice 
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce

Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 cups greens (any kind you prefer)
  • 1 cup slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 1 bell pepper, washed and sliced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Peanut Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Water to reach desired consistency

Optional toppings: Crushed peanuts, fresh basil, fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice, hot sauce, thai chili sauce

Directions:
  • Cook rice according to package instructions
  • Preheat grill to medium-high (you can also cook this on a stovetop over medium heat)
  • Combine all the burger ingredients in a medium bowl (vegetarians/vegans, see meatless patty recipe below) and shape into 5-7 burgers
  • Grill or pan-fry burgers until the outside is browned and the internal temperature reads 165 F
  • Remove from burgers from heat, and set aside
  • Combine all the salad ingredients together
  • Combine all the dressing ingredients together
  • Serve burgers with brown rice, salad, and dressing or let cool, divide among food storage containers, and refrigerate
  • Note: burgers freeze well, but its best not to freeze the salad. For optimal taste and freshness, add the peanut dressing to the salad just before serving

    Recipe Modifications:

    • Gluten-Free: Replace soy sauce with coconut aminos
    • Nut-Free: Replace peanut butter with sunflower seed butter
    • Vegetarian/vegan: (see recipe below), use maple syrup instead of honey

    Vegetarian/Vegan Burger:

    • 2 cans black beans
    • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (if GF, sub with GF breadcrumbs or oats)
    • 1 egg (if vegan, sub with 1 flax egg)
    • 1/2 Tbsp coconut aminos
    • 1 scallion, diced
    • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
    • 1/2  tsp ginger powder
    • 1/2  tsp garlic powder
    • 1 Tbsp dried basil
    • Juice from 1/2 lime

     


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