I have to admit the creation of this burger was not only my own.  I had the help and the labor was done by my husband.  There is nothing that says summer more than a burger on the grill.  It is THE smell of summer isn’t it?  The problem at our house is that no one is a big carnivore.  There’s no way I could eat a 1/4 lb burger.  I’ve even seen advertising for even bigger burgers.  Not going to happen here.

I found a really great deal on ground turkey and as MarocBaba and I were talking about possible ways to use it this idea took stage. It’s been fun as he has gotten more involved in planning and thinking about great meals.  He once was stuck in this small box of food variety but has really been expanding his food world lately.  Most of the ingredients in here we talked through but I’ll let him take credit for this little creation.


  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped Lindsay Manzanilla Olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 onion diced finely
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
Finely dice the onions and cut the olives into slices.  In a large mixing bowl add the ground turkey and all of the spices, onions, olives, feta and garlic.  You can use a spoon to mix together but really it will be much better if you use your hands.



Break into pieces and shape into patties.



Preheat your grill and start cooking!



Remember if you’re using ground turkey it has less fat than ground beef and will cook faster.  Cook on a lower temperature and pay attention to them while cooking.



We ate these on toasted gluten-free bread but feel free to slide them onto a great hamburger bun.


What do you think?  What kind of variations on this burger appeal to you?
*Disclaimer:  I was compensated by Lindsay Olives to create these recipes and share these posts.  As always I do not endorse products that I do not believe in.  All recipes are my own creations for this post series.