Rival Ray: Josh's Middle-Eastern Style Turkey Burger Sliders

Aired February 22, 2011

Serves HASH(0x499bd48)
Ground turkey
Homemade or store bought whole wheat dough
1 can of chickpeas
1 cup Cashews- unsalted
2 to 3 lemons
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon cilantro
1-2 cloves garlic
Thin sliced pickles
1 teaspoon chili paste: Siracha or Sambal Jelek
1 to 2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cumin

For the turkey patties: Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix ground turkey meat with turmeric, cumin, salt, pepper and paprika. Form small turkey burgers by taking ground turkey the size of a golf ball and flattening into a round patty. Place patties on frying pan with a little oil and cook each side for 3 to 5 minutes. Finish each patty in the oven to cook to desired wellness.

For the Chili Garlic Hummus: Combine chickpeas, garlic cloves, tahini, cilantro, parsley, chili paste, juice from 1 lemon, and salt and pepper, blend in a food processor. Slowly add EVOO until you reach a smooth consistency. Add salt, pepper and chili paste to your liking.

For the Homemade Cashew Cheese: Soak cashews overnight in water. Put cashews, juice from 1 lemon and salt. Blend until smooth. Add oil or water to smooth if necessary. Let mixture process for 5+ minutes.

For the Whole Wheat Pita: Preheat pan or stove top to medium/ medium high heat. Roll wheat dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut circles of cookie dough using round cookie cutter 2-3 inches in diameter. Place dough on ungreased pan and cook on both sides until slightly brown. Let sit to steam for a minute, assemble burgers and enjoy deliciousness.

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