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Quinoa Turkey Burger Recipe

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

Fat, juicy turkey burgers stuffed with quinoa and cilantro, covered with all my favorite toppings. And you know what? They were freakin' delish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burger, healthy burger, kale, turkey burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 bugers
Calories 447kcal
Author Alyssa


For the burgers:

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

For the garlicky kale:

  • 4 cup lacinato kale sliced into ribbons
  • 4 - 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for sautéing
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Optional ingredients:

  • Gluten-Free English Muffins toasted (or other buns of choice)
  • 1 avocado smashed
  • 1 tomato sliced


  • Mix the turkey meat with the quinoa, cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Shape into four burgers and set aside. Heat the great over medium high heat, grill the burgers until done, about 4 - 5 minutes per side.
  • While the burgers are cooking, saute the kale and garlic in a skillet with the olive oil, until the greens have wilted and the stems are soft. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When the burgers have finished cooking, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. This help keep them juicy.
  • Place burgers on one side of bun, top with avocado, then sliced tomato, then garlicky kale.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2590IU | Vitamin C: 35.9mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.1mg