The sun is still shining! And the sweet scent of the British BBQ summer is in the air. Going to a BBQ can be a torturous experience, if like me you can’t go within an inch of any bread! Fear not because as I walked through the park on the way home( grilled meat in the air) I was inspired to rustle up something equally as tasty and extra refreshing for summer days, back yard gatherings or for an uber quick evening meal. Fresh, zingy, packed full of protein and whipped up in under 20 mins from scratch, what are you waiting for?
(Makes six chunky burgers)
450g lean turkey breast mince
Handful of chopped fresh basil
Two chopped garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
One fresh chilli chopped/or Tabasco sauce
Teaspoon of tomato purée
Salad leaves of choice
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mash up well until able to form into balls then lay out and slightly pat into rounds (the mixture will be a little wet but don’t worry)
Fry in coconut oil on a medium heat for about ten mins each side then finish under the grill to crisp.
On your serving plate – chop cucumber, tomato and rustle into some salad leaves. (I used baby spinach and chard)Sprinkle a little Tabasco sauce and balsamic on the leaves then top with the burgers. Grill or pan fry (in a dry pan) the haloumi cheese and enjoy!
For a side:
Combine quark/Greek yoghurt with spring onion and cucumber, a squeeze of lemon and a little salt and pepper and you got yourself a yummy dip!