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Turkey-Feta Burgers with Cantaloupe-Cranberry Salsa

Serves 4 / Serving tip: Place atop a mound of arugula tossed with olive oil and lemon juice.

CANTALOUPE-CRANBERRY SALSA (makes 2¼ cups):

½ medium cantaloupe, cut into ¼-inch pieces (2 cups)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

½ red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch pieces (½ cup)

1 medium jalapeño, seeded and minced

¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries

Juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 pound ground turkey meat (a mixture of white and dark meat)

2 large cloves garlic, pressed

½ cup finely crumbled feta cheese

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

  1. Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  2. Combine turkey, garlic, feta cheese, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix gently, just until combined, to avoid compacting. Carefully form into 4 patties.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-hot and brush with vegetable oil. Grill burgers, turning once, until opaque throughout, 4-5 minutes per side. Serve with salsa.

PER SERVING (with ½ cup salsa): 300 cal, 49% fat cal, 17g fat, 6g sat fat, 108mg chol, 24g protein, 15g carb, 2g fiber, 510mg sodium


Recipe developer Karin Lazarus enjoys the role of culinary sleuth, including finding new ways to enjoy foods from the grill.

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