August 11, 2021

Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Burgers

Summer is for grilling and easy meals. Turkey burgers are a great way to change up your normal burger routine. The turkey patties in this recipe are seasoned with herbs and spices and then topped with bacon, tomatoes, pickles, pickled onion, and a garlic herb mayonnaise. These are a must for the summertime.

Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are topped with pickled red onion and a garlic herb mayonnaise. They are Whole30 and Paleo compatible.





  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • bacon
  • pickles
  • green leaf lettuce

Pickled Red Onion

  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 C rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Garlic Herb Mayonnaise

  • 1 C avocado oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  1. Place the sliced onion in a mason jar and add the rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Fill the jar to the top with cold water. Place the lid on the jar and shake everything together.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer. Place in the oven and bake for 22-27 minutes. Bacon should be crispy when it’s done.
  4. In a medium bowl thoroughly mix the ground turkey, onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil, coconut aminos, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Divide the turkey into 4 equal size balls and press into patties.
  5. Cook the turkey patties on the grill or in a pan on the stove. It should take about 5-8 minutes per side. The patties are done when they are no longer pink.
  6. Place all ingredients for the garlic herb mayonnaise in a jar just slightly larger than your immersion blender.
  7. Place the immersion blender in the jar all the way to the bottom. Start blending, keeping the blender at the bottom of the jar for 10 seconds. Slowly move the blender up until the mixture is fully emulsified.
  8. Assemble your burgers using the leaf lettuce as the buns. Top each turkey patty with bacon, tomato slices, pickles, pickled red onion, and the garlic herb mayonnaise.


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