Thai Turkey Burgers (Low fodmap, GF)

I LOVE flavor explosions in your mouth when you bite into a dish, and this recipe no exception to that! The sweet and savory almond butter - sesame flavors paired with the cilantro-ginger turkey burger is fantastic. I dare you to try it :)

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

Burgers:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots (I shredded 2-3 whole carrots in a food processor)
  • 1/2 TB sesame oil
  • 2 TB chopped cilantro (OR MORE if you're a cilantro lover like me!) 
  • 1 green onion, chopped 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Olive oil or avocado oil spray (for cooking)

Almond Butter Sauce:

  • 2 TB almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 2 TB coconut aminos
  • 1 TB rice vinegar

Coleslaw:

  • 3 TB almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1-2 TB rice vinegar
  • 4 TB coconut aminos
  • 1 TB water
  • 1/2 TB sesame oil
  • 1/4 heaping tsp ground ginger
  • 10 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • 3-4 TB chopped cilantro

For Serving:

  • Lettuce wraps (such as Bibb lettuce, butter lettuce, or romaine)
  • Or whole wheat or gluten-free buns (if you'd rather have that)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl combine turkey, shredded carrots, sesame oil, cilantro, green onion, salt, and ground ginger. Mix with your hands (best kitchen tool!) to fully combine.  
  3. Divide into 4 (about 4 oz) burgers and form the pieces into patties. Place patties on soil-prayed baking sheet, spray the tops, and bake until they've reached an internal temperature of 165°F (about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven and their thickness). 
  4. In the meantime, in a small bowl combine the almond butter (or peanut butter) sauce ingredients and set aside.
  5. In another medium sized bowl combine 3 TB almond butter or peanut butter, 1 TB rice vinegar, 4 TB coconut aminos, 1 TB water, 1/2 TB sesame oil and ¼ tsp ground ginger.  Whisk to fully combine. Add in coleslaw mix and cilantro and toss to coat.  
  6. When burgers are done, it's assembly time! To make the burger, lay lettuce (or buns) on a plate, and pile with turkey patty, nut butter sauce, and cole slaw. Dive in and be ready to get a little messy :)

{Recipe adapted from Little Bits of Real Food}