Spiced Turkey Burger with Pineapple-Papaya Salsa

The spicy kick in these turkey burgers pairs perfectly with the sweet flavor of the Pineapple-Papya Salsa.
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger and 3 tablespoons salsa)


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1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 cup diced peeled papaya
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
2 tablespoons finely chopped scallion, green parts only
6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
Cooking spray
4 ciabatta rolls


Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

1. Stir together pineapple, papaya, 1 tablespoon lime juice, scallion, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, and cumin in a medium bowl.

2. Combine turkey with onion and remaining lime juice, cilantro, and Cajun seasoning. Form mixture into 3 1/2- x 1-inch patties.

3. Preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over moderate heat, and grill burgers, turning once, 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. (Use a meat thermometer to check that burgers have reached 165°.)

4. Toast rolls on grill. Top buns with burgers and salsa; serve immediately. Leftover salsa may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Use leftover salsa with fish, tacos, and tortilla chips.

Created date

May 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 271
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Iron 10 mg
Sodium 649 mg
Calcium 22 mg