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The Ultimate Turkey Burgers for Cilantro Lovers

Turkey burgers and a decadent creamy sauce both bursting with the flavors of garlic, lime and cilantro. Easy, lean, healthy and totally delicious. 
Course Burger
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword homemade burgers, turkey burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 430kcal
Author Julie & Debbie



  • 1 kg ground turkey
  • 4 cloves garlic , pressed
  • 1 bunch green onions , chopped fine
  • 1 bunch cilantro , chopped fine
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 - 2 tbsp oil
  • 6 buns
  • whatever toppings you like


  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro , chopped fine (you can put more if you like too)
  • 1/2 tsp salt



  • Make the sauce quickly first. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Cover and set aside.


  • Add the turkey, garlic, green onions, cilantro, and lime to a large bowl.  Mix till combined, but don't over mix it. Its best to use clean hands for this.  Shape the turkey mixture into equal sized balls for burgers (or smaller ones for meat balls)
  • Press the balls to shape into burgers. They should be around 1/2 an inch thick at least.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat a pan on medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil and then the burgers to the pan.  Cook for about 4 - 6 mins on each side until the burgers are cooked through. Remove from pan.
  • Serve right away with the cilantro lime sauce, buns, and whatever toppings you like


If you don't like cilantro, try taking the cilantro out of the burgers all together and replacing the cilantro in the sauce with basil and chives.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g