Alaska Turkey Burger Salad

Alaska Burgers are typically made with ground beef, but since we prefer turkey, we decided to adjust the recipe to fit our preferences. To keep the recipe sugar-free, we used Coconut Aminos instead of traditional Worcestershire sauce. It adds a sweet and salty flavor that we really enjoy. We first discovered this recipe 15+ years ago in Rachael Ray’s original “30-Minute Meals” cookbook. Since then, we’ve prepared many variations, but if you’re keen to discover the original, you can find the book here.

Alaska Turkey Burger Salad

With a chunk of our favorite vegan cheese in the center, this turkey burger stays moist throughout. Tomato, cucumber, and avocado slices accompany the hot burger, sitting atop a bed of lightly dressed greens.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers, dairy-free, sugar-free, turkey, wheat-free, Whole Life Challenge
Servings: 4
Calories: 330kcal
Author: planfulcook

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey thigh
  • 2-3 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz non-dairy cheese cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 head bib lettuce roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced

Instructions

  • Mix the ground turkey with your green onion, Coconut Aminos, allspice, cumin, Kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Separate into quarters.
  • Take a 1 ounce block of non-dairy cheese and place it in the middle of a quarter of the meat mixture. Form the pattie around the cheese, creating a burger that’s around 3/4 – 1 inch thick. Repeat three times to create four burgers.
  • Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat and place the burgers onto the pan. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side. The meat should be cooked through and the cheese melty; cut into a burger to check the color of the meat if you’re concerned about doneness. 
  • Prepare the vegetables: lightly dress the bib lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette, divide it into 4 salad bowls, and layer on the sliced veggies. Add one burger to each bowl, and enjoy!

Notes

To keep the recipe sugar-free, we used Coconut Aminos instead of traditional Worcestershire sauce. It adds a sweet and salty flavor that we really enjoy. We use Coconut Aminos in place of soy sauce and even Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce), depending on our mood.
We used Violife “Just Like Mature Cheddar Slices” in our burgers. The cheese doesn’t get pull-apart melty, but it does soften nicely and it tastes great.
We first discovered this recipe 15+ years ago in Rachael Ray’s original “30-Minute Meals” cookbook. Since then, we’ve prepared many variations, but if you’re keen to discover the original, you can find the book here.
 

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