We live a ways off post at our current duty station so my husband has about a 40 minute drive home after work every night. And since he’s not good at being by himself, he feels the need to call me on his way home so he doesn’t get bored. Gosh, I love that man.
Well, last night during his regular driving-home-phone-call, he asked me what we were having for dinner. When I told him we were having turkey burgers, his response was “ugh, why are we having fake burgers?!?” Apparently any burger not made with beef is “fake.” Once he bit into these Cilantro-Lime Turkey Burgers though, he had completely changed his tune- probably because they’re so flavorful!
This delicious recipe comes from the new book, Coconuts and Kettlebells, by the lovely Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells and Stefani Ruper of Paleo for Women. And not only are there many more delicious recipes (I highly recommend the Ranch Dressing and Bacon-Wrapped Eggs!) and twenty-four workouts with photo examples, but the book is full of great advice on how to personalize your diet and exercise routine to fit your own individual needs. None of this “one size fits all” crap that never works!
I love these ladies’ approach because it focuses on bioindividuality, as well as how to facilitate the appropriate mindset when making health changes. I wish this book would have been around when I started making health changes years ago! You can grab this wonderful all-in-one resource on Amazon!
But first, the recipe…
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ¼ cup diced onion
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder (I left this out because I'm avoiding nightshades and it was still so delicious!)
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
- Sea salt
- Lettuce leaves, for serving
- In a large bowl, combine the turkey, onion, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 equal-size patties.
- In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Season both sides of the patties with salt and cook them until the center is no longer pink and the juices run clear, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
- Serve the burgers warm, wrapped in crispy lettuce leaves and topped with your favorite toppings.
I hope you enjoy!
In vibrant health,