Thursday, 21 August 2014

Apple and Apricot Turkey Burgers (Paleo and Gluten-Free)

I'm totally addicted to Catfish: The TV Show at the moment. I've been watching reruns on MTV. And it got me to thinking about my online relationships, and namely the blogging community.

I have 'met' so many incredible people all across the world from blogging. It is amazing how much support you guys give me even though we've never met. I love my followers and the blogging community I've become apart of. Even though I don't always have the time to blog all the time, I wouldn't change being part of this community for the world.


Meaty turkey burgers with a fruity twist from some sweet apple and apricots. They're paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, not to mention delicious | from The Road to Less Cake | #paleo #glutenfree #wheatfree #burgers #turkey #dairyfree

Now, to these burgers. Summer may be coming to an end (wahhh!) but there are a few more days left to squeeze in a last minute barbecue or six.

I've not been on my summer holiday yet, I don't go abroad until next month when J and I go to Rhodes, so I'm eking out summer as long as I can.

I'm not actually very good at eating by season sometimes. I happily eat bowls of oatmeal or soup in the summer and smoothies and salads in the winter. I eat all of them all year round and have what I fancy on the day or what I have in the house.

So, just like a dog isn't just for Christmas, burgers don't just have to be for summer.


Meaty turkey burgers with a fruity twist from some sweet apple and apricots. They're paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, not to mention delicious | from The Road to Less Cake | #paleo #glutenfree #wheatfree #burgers #turkey #dairyfree

These burgers are meaty with a fruity twist. The tender turkey works fantastically well with crunchy apple and soft apricots. The fruit and the meat balance each other perfectly. The burgers are not too sweet, but not too savoury either. They're fun. And I like fun food.

Fruit should be used more in savoury cooking more often. It shouldn't just be reserved for desserts or sweet treats. And I'm not just talking about the classics like pork and apple (although that is really good) or ham and pineapple on pizza.

Fruit can work beautiful with meat or fish or even veggies. I love a banana in a curry and my beetroot and apple pizza is one of my most viewed recipes.

Meaty turkey burgers with a fruity twist from some sweet apple and apricots. They're paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, not to mention delicious | from The Road to Less Cake | #paleo #glutenfree #wheatfree #burgers #turkey #dairyfree

Topping them with creamy avocado and rocket (arugula) just finishes off the burgers.

The peppery rocket just sets off the sweetness from the apples and apricots in the patties beautifully.

And I love avocado on my burgers, since I can't have mayo as I'm staying dairy-free at the moment, avo has been my go to mayo substitute.

Meaty turkey burgers with a fruity twist from some sweet apple and apricots. They're paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, not to mention delicious | from The Road to Less Cake | #paleo #glutenfree #wheatfree #burgers #turkey #dairyfree

I served my burgers with some large meaty mushroom buns as I have been avoiding wheat recently to heal my eczema and gut.

In the last few days I have been missing bread, I think because I can't bread eat I've been craving a sandwich. I really need to get my bread baking on.

But if you're not avoiding wheat or gluten then go ahead and and grab a big fluffy burger buns and dig in. You lucky thing you.

Meaty turkey burgers with a fruity twist from some sweet apple and apricots. They're paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, not to mention delicious | from The Road to Less Cake | #paleo #glutenfree #wheatfree #burgers #turkey #dairyfree

What savoury recipes do you like to use fruit in?

What foods do you eat all year round?

Apple and Apricot Turkey Burgers
Meaty turkey burgers with a fruity twist from some sweet apple and apricots. They're paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, not to mention delicious | from The Road to Less Cake | #paleo #glutenfree #wheatfree #burgers #turkey #dairyfree
by Nikki Mitchell
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Keywords: bake dinner gluten-free low-carb low-sodium paleo soy-free wheat-free diary-free turkey apple apricot summer
Ingredients (6 burgers)
  • 500g (1lb) turkey mince/ground turkey
  • 1 eating apple (I used a gala)
  • 1/2 cup (120g) dried apricots, preferably sulfate free
  • 1/2 cup (60g) ground almonds/almond meal/almond flour
  • Six spring onions/scallions
  • 1 medium egg, preferably free range or organic
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped/dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped/dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch sea salt
Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.
  • Grease a baking tray.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat a medium egg.
  • Peel and grate one medium eating apple and chop the apricots into small pieces.
  • Add the fruit, turkey mince/ground turkey, almond meal/ground almonds, chopped parsley and rosemary into the bowl.
  • Using your hands combine all the ingredients together.
  • Divide the mixture into six equal balls and shape into patties.
  • Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until the turkey is fully cooked.
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5 comments :

  1. That looks delicious!!
    The blogging community really is wonderful :)

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  2. Love that used a mushroom for the burger bun. Also, such an original flavour combination for the burgers.

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  3. These are genius!! And those "buns" are such a good idea. Your photos look professional!!

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  4. These look fantastic! Perfect game-day food :)

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  5. YUM!!! I've had turkey burgers with apple in them before - but love your use of apricots too!

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