Monday, February 18, 2013

Healthful Burgers

I really love turkey burgers. They are a great healthy alternative to a hamburger, and it's easy to make a balanced meal out of them by using yummy, wholesome toppings and multigrain bread as the bun. This weekend, I did something a little extra--using ingredients we already had in our fridge, I made a fresh olive relish to jazz up our turkey burgers.

I chopped up kalamata olives, green olives, banana peppers, jalapenos, and green chiles. I just used a few spoonfuls of each. You could also add red or green bell pepper, onion, or pretty much anything you think would make a tasty addition. Once chopped, I pressed the liquid out of the relish with a paper towel, and then tossed it in some olive oil.

After making the relish, I cooked the turkey burgers in my new cast iron skillet (a Christmas gift from my husband--I'm still getting the hang of it!) When they were ready we each assembled our own burger. Instead of regular hamburger buns, we used a multigrain baguette that I had lightly toasted in the oven. We topped our turkey burgers with dijon mustard, ketchup, and this delicious olive relish. Often, I also add raw baby spinach, or any kind of lettuce, and some tomato slices to make it even more healthful and nutritious!

What do you think? Would you try these healthful burgers?


  1. Kristin @ w/milk & sugarFebruary 18, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    That relish sounds really good!

  2. These sound delicious! I would definitely try these. :)

  3. This sounds just amazing! I'm a huge fan of kalamata olives. This would be the perfect way to dress up a burger and a nice change from plain old ketchup and mustard.


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