Herb-ey Turkey Burgers

This recipe is one I just keep coming back to. That’s how you know it’s good! It actually stemmed from my dietetic internship days, when I was doing my cardiac rehab rotation and trying to teach all these old men how to make ground turkey and chicken breast taste good. It was not an easy task, but this was one of my best attempts and examples of how to make it happen!

The fresh herbs are really the star here. They just give you so much fresh flavor and are not at all boring. And the onions! Key to keeping that burger juicy.

You can wrap this baby up in butter lettuce leaf, as I like to do when I’m having mimosas or sweet potato fries on the side, or serve it on a bun – just make it whole grain!

Herb-ey Turkey Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Amy Davis


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely minced
  • 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs optional
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat or fire up the grill 

  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl 

  3. Form 4 patties out of the mixture

  4. If using a pan, add some olive oil or coconut oil the the pan, then place 2 burgers int the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until you get a nice crust on the outside of the burgers

  5. Serve on a lettuce leaf or whole grain bun and add desired toppings. I like ketchup, yellow mustard, sauteed mushrooms, goat cheese, avocado, etc.