Spicy turkey burgers with carrot courgette slaw

I love this meal for a weekend supper or relaxed get-together with friends. It’s ‘use your hands and get involved’ type of food, full of great flavours and spices but also super healthy. Get stuck in and enjoy.

Serves 2


For the burgers

300g minced Turkey breast

1/2 large onion

One garlic clove

2 tbsp tikka masala paste

1 tsp smoked paprika

For the Slaw

1 large carrot

1 large courgette

1 red chilli

1/2 lemon

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp sugar

Chopped coriander

For the Raita

Handful baby tomatoes

1/2 cucumber

Dollop yogurt

1/2 lemon

1 tbsp mint sauce

salt and pepper

Pitta breads to serve


Preheat the oven to 180

Finely chop or process the onion, and mix with the turkey mince in a bowl. Crush in the garlic clove, add the curry paste and smoked paprika, season well with salt and pepper and use your hands to mix it all together before shaping into four patties.

Put onto a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Meanwhile, make the salads. Grate the courgette and carrot into a dish. Deseed and finely chop the chilli before adding it to the bowl. Sprinkle over the cumin and sugar and add a couple of pinches of salt. Squeeze over half a lemon, then chop the bunch of coriander and chuck it in.

Chop the cucumber and tomato and put into a small dish along with a dollop of yogurt. Stir in the mint sauce, add a pinch of salt and squeeze over the remaining half a lemon.

Toast the pitta breads.

Remove the burgers from the oven and stuff them into the pittas along with the two salads and more yogurt on the side

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