Thai Turkey Burger with Cucumber Relish – 8sp

For me, there is nothing better than coming home after a long day and tucking in to a nice juicy burger. One of my favourite things about Weight Watchers is that you can do just that and not have to feel guilty in the slightest!

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I’ve got quite a few burger creations on my website already but this one might just be one of my favourites.  How did it come about? I had turkey mince defrosting and an urge to create something new. I had a look in my fridge and remembered I had some left over Thai curry paste and VOILA, a new recipe was born.   If I say so myself, the result was delicious – the burgers are packed with flavour and are a real bargain points wise (only 2sp each).

I served my burger doubled up in a Warburton’s thin (I was hungry!) with Butternut Squash Chips, Cucumber Relish, a quick Lime Slaw and Hoisin Mayo. I’ve popped the recipes for the accompaniments below too. They are worth a whirl as they are really easy but feel free to adorn this burger however you fancy. My burger consisted of a swirl of sweet chilli sauce and hoisin mayo on the Warbie thin, salad leaves, the slaw and the cucumber relish. It would be equally as nice with a slice of red onion, tomato and lettuce and normal light mayo. The world’s your oyster!

Thai Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

For the burgers

The below ingredients list makes 10 decent sized burger. Each burger is 2sp (previously 2pp) on its own. I cooked up 4 burgers and froze the rest in baking paper.

500g lean turkey breast mince

2 spring onions, finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and grated

1 chilli, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

Thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated

2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 tbsp thai curry paste (any colour, I used red – if you don’t have any you can also use 1 tbsp thai 7 spice)

1 tbsp fish sauce

100g panko breadcrumbs (or normal breadcrumbs if you don’t have panko)

1 lime

Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Salt and Pepper

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180c. Pop all of the ingredients in a bowl, season and combine well. Prepare a baking tray spraying with 1kal. Split the burger mixture roughly into ten evenly sized balls. Using your hands press the mixture together and form into burger patties. Pop onto the tray and press lightly with your fingers to flatten out a little. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes (or until cooked through). Remove from the oven and serve with what ever you fancy. I had a Warburton’s thin for 3pp.

Cucumber Relish 

Serves 6 = 0sp each (previously 0pp)

Ingredients

1 cucumber

1 tbsp soy sauce

½ tbsp. brown sugar

1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

Handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped

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Method

Cut your cucumber however you fancy it. I diced it but it would be equally as nice in matchsticks or ribbons (use a potato peeler). Pop into a bowl. In a small bowl mix the soy, sugar and chilli together. Leave for a minute, stir again and then pour over the cucumber, combining well. Just before serving, toss coriander through.

Lime Slaw 

Serves 6 = 0sp each (previously 0pp each)

1 carrot, cut into small matchsticks

1/2 small white cabbage, finely sliced

1 red onion, finely sliced

½ tbsp white wine vinegar

Juice of 1 lime

Handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Salt and Pepper

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Method

Pop carrot, cabbage and red onion in a bowl. Pour vinegar and lime over, season and toss together. Just before serving, toss coriander through.

Hoisin Mayo

Serves 6 = 1sp each (previously 1pp each)

6 tbsp extra light mayo

1 tbsp hoisin sauce

Sprinkle of fresh coriander

Method

Mix together!

Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Thai Turkey Burger with Cucumber Relish – 8sp

  1. Nicola Maddison says:

    Made these burgers tonight, substituted the carrot with red pepper they were awesome, just stumbled across your site through my ww group, what a find already looking to see what I fancy making next

  2. Sarah Cummins says:

    Oh my lord! Delicious is not the word! Made these, an absolute hit with the whole family. Also made them as meatballs with a veggie pad Thai from WW app….still low in points and very tasty indeed. I simply love your site!

  3. Jackie Chapman says:

    Made these tonight and they tasted amazing. Packed with so much flavour. I will definitely make them again. Thanks Laura xxx

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