MOBE | Recipe: Lemon Basil Turkey Burgers

Recipe: Lemon Basil Turkey Burgers

These grilled turkey burgers are packed with protein and summer flavor. A dash of lemon makes the turkey taste brighter. And we’ve added a secret ingredient to the burgers to keep them juicy—fresh blueberries. We love to serve these burgers on whole wheat buns with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and fresh basil. They are also great served over a salad, wrapped in lettuce, or served in a whole wheat pita. Serve with this Arugula Salad and finish with Grilled Peaches for a full summer menu.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Rest time: approximately 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Serving size: 1 burger


  • 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat grill over high heat. Clean and oil grates.

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into 4 equal-sized patties.

Place patties on grill and reduce heat to medium high. Grill for approximately 4 minutes on each side. Burgers should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, as measured with a meat thermometer in the center of the patty. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Burgers will continue to rise in temperature to a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Serve on whole wheat buns with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and basil.

MOBE kitchen tips:

  • The blueberries add just a hint of sweetness and keep these lean burgers from drying out on the grill. Blueberries are also rich in health-promoting antioxidants and add additional nutrients.
  • Want to grow your own basil for this recipe and more? Check out tips and suggestions for growing a kitchen herb garden.

Recipe note:

  • Grilled red onions are another great addition to these burgers. Simply brush the onions with olive oil and grill alongside the turkey burgers, flipping halfway through cooking time.

Nutrition facts per serving

Calories: 140 / Total Fat: 2g (3% DV) / Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV) / Trans Fat: 0g / Cholesterol: 100mg (33% DV) / Sodium: 360mg (16% DV) / Total Carbohydrate: 2g (1% DV) / Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% DV) / Total Sugars: 0g / Added Sugar: 0g ( 0% DV) / Protein: 28g / Vitamin D: 1mcg ( 6% DV) / Calcium: 2mg (0% DV) / Iron: 0mg (0% DV) / Potassium: 339mg ( 8% DV)

Allergen statement (for burgers only): contains egg.