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Recipe: Turkey Patties With Cilantro, Scallions and Ginger

An Asian-flavored burger topped with avocado

Turkey burger with cilantro, scallions and ginger on be of mixed greens

Ground turkey takes on the delightful flavors of Asian cuisine, thanks to a mix of scallions, cilantro, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. You don’t even need to light the grill — these turkey burgers cook to perfection in a non-stick skillet.


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  • 1 pound ground turkey (white meat)
  • 2 scallions (white and light green parts), chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 of avocado, sliced
  • 4 cups salad greens, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges


  1. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, cilantro, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. Shape into four patties.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the patties and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  4. Toss the salad greens with remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and divide evenly among the four plates.
  5. Place one patty on each plate, and top each with slices of avocado. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with a lime wedge.


Ingredient health benefits

Nutrition information (per serving)

Calories: 336
Total fat: 19 g
Saturated fat: 4.6 g
Protein: 34 g
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 144 mg
Sodium: 242 mg

Recipe developed by cookbook author Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.


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