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Cumin-Scented Turkey Burgers with Tomato Salsa

Serves 1 serving

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INGREDIENTS
  • For the Turkey Burgers
  • 4 1/2 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 1/2 red chile, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the Salsa
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • 1 or 2 whole green chiles
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Coarse sea salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped (optional)
PREPARATION

Combine the turkey, scallion, 1 tablespoon of the egg, the chile, garlic, cumin,and

coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for half an hour in the fridge.

Shape into 2 patties and broil or grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, till cooked through.

Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the tomatoes (cut side down), chiles and onion (cut side down) in a small baking pan; roast till just charred. When cooled, halve the chiles and scoop out the seeds. Place the chiles in a mortar and pound with a pestle or grind in a mini food processor. Add the garlic, sugar, and salt. Add the tomatoes and crush with a fork or pulse briefly until combined. Stir in the cilantro, lemon juice and onion; season with pepper. If your calorie budget allows, add the avocado.

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