Laura Hanley

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

by Laura Hanley on May 20th, 2013


Gluten-Free Turkey Burgers

It’s official – I’m obsessed with quinoa. I’ve broadened my gluten-free horizons and have started trying out all sorts of recipes with this wonderful grain in the ingredient list! I have the blog Queen of Quinoa in my Google Reader, so I find a lot of great recipes there, including this one!!

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

Gluten-Free Turkey Burgers

Ingredients:

Burgers:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Garlicky Kale:

  • 4 cup kale; sliced into ribbons
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (I used the equivalent in squeeze minced garlic)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Optional:


Instructions:

Cook the quinoa per the bag’s instructions.

Cut the cilantro. Mix ground turkey, quinoa, and cilantro together and season with salt & pepper.

Ground Turkey

Shape into 4 burgers.  Cook on grill for 4-5 minutes per side, ensuring that it is over 165 degree Fahrenheit.

Grill Turkey Burgers

While burgers are cooking, sauté the kale with the olive oil and garlic in a skillet. You’ll know the kale is ready when they have wilted.

4 cup kale

sauteed kale

Cut your tomato into slices and toast your roll or bun.

Assemble your masterpiece and enjoy!

tomato

Top with garlicky kale

turkey burger

And that’s that. The best turkey burger you’ll ever eat. Well, at least the best turkey burger that you’ll ever eat with quinoa in it!

What’s your favorite recipe that uses quinoa? Share in the comments!

Gluten-Free Turkey Burgers
Author: G-Free Laura
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4

The best gluten-free quinoa turkey burgers you’ll ever eat!

Ingredients
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • GARLICKY KALE:
  • 4 cup kale; sliced into ribbons
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (I used the equivalent in squeeze minced garlic)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL:
  • Gluten-Free Roll or English Muffin (or other type of bun)
  • 1 tomato, sliced for topping

 

Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa per the bag’s instructions.
  2. Cut the cilantro. Mix ground turkey, quinoa, and cilantro together and season with salt & pepper.
  3. Shape into 4 burgers. Cook on grill for 4-5 minutes per side, ensuring that it is over 165 degree Fahrenheit.
  4. While burgers are cooking, sauté the kale with the olive oil and garlic in a skillet. You’ll know the kale is ready when they have wilted.
  5. Cut your tomato into slices and toast your roll or bun.
  6. Assemble your masterpiece and enjoy!

 

Author Information: Laura Hanley

Laura Hanley, known as G-Free Laura, has been gluten-free since 2009. She reviews gluten-free products, restaurants, posts simple recipes, and writes about gluten-free experiences onwww.gfreelaura.com. Laura also blogs for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. You can follow Laura’s young, wild, and [gluten] free updates by finding her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Google+.

 


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