Green Goddess Zucchini Turkey Burgers

These green goddess zucchini turkey burgers are a great way to celebrate and enjoy summers bounty and they are the perfect burger for this long weekend!

Green Goddess Zucchini Turkey Burger

Normally turkey burgers can be a little dry but the addition of zucchini keeps them nice and moist and juicy so there's no reason to shy away from these turkey burgers! The patties themselves are seasoned with green goddess style herbs including basil, tarragon and chives along with some anchovies, Worcestershire sauce and parmesan for tonnes of umami flavour! The rest of the burgers consists of ripe green heirloom tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, pickled onions, spinach sprouts, melted mozzarella and green goddess mayo!

Ingredients
    FOR THE GREEN GODDESS MAYONNAISE:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR THE PICKLED ONIONS:
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • FOR THE GREEN GODDESS ZUCCHINI TURKEY BURGER PATTIES:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated and squeezed of excess liquid
  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • FOR THE BURGERS:
  • 4 buns (gluten-free for gluten-free), optionally lightly toasted
  • 1 cup baby spinach (or lettuce)
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 large ripe green heirloom tomato, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup sprouts


Green Goddess Zucchini Turkey Burger
Green Goddess Zucchini Turkey Burger

Instructions

    FOR THE GREEN GODDESS MAYONNAISE:
  1. Puree everything in a blender or a food processor.
  2. FOR THE PICKLED ONIONS:
  3. Mix everything and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. FOR THE GREEN GODDESS ZUCCHINI TURKEY BURGER PATTIES:
  5. Mix everything except the mozzarella, form 4 patties and grill until cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side before topping with the mozzarella and cooking until it starts to melt, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. FOR THE BURGERS:
  7. Assemble the burgers and enjoy!

Green Goddess Zucchini Turkey Burger