Cumin scented turkey burgers with tomato salsa

    Swapping beef for turkey will slash the calories in a burger (and,  incidentally, the 
    cost) – but you do need a little egg to bind it all together in a steady embrace, otherwise
    the meat is liable to dry out and will collapse before your very eyes.



     125g turkey mince
     1 spring onion, finely chopped
     1 small egg, beaten – use about
     1 Tbs
     ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely
     1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
     ½ tsp ground cumin
     ½ tsp ground coriander
     salt and pepper

     To serve:

     herby salad leaves
     corn-on-the-cob, boiled and dusted
     with paprika
     classic tomato salsa 


  • Combine all the burger ingredients and leave to marinate for half an hour in the fridge. 
  • Shape into 2 patties and grill for 5-7 minutes on each side, until cooked through. 
  • Serve with lemon-dressed herby salad leaves, classic tomato salsa and corn-on-the-cob.