Thai Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce

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These Thai Turkey Burgers made with freshly ground turkey, a mix of veggies and a red pepper kick are topped with a delicious and zesty peanut sauce the whole family will love!



For the burgers:

  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot (approx 1 medium carrot)
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini (approx 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup of a red onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or a more neutral oil like grapeseed oil)
  • 5 burger buns, for serving
  • optional: 5 large lettuce leaves, for serving

For Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 inch knob fresh ginger (roughly size of your thumbnail)


  1. Combine all peanut sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a blender, finely mince your garlic + ginger and combine in a bowl. Set side.
  2. Add all burger ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Wet hands slightly and form mixture into 5 patties using your hands.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add patties and cook on medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes per side. Watch closely making sure not to burn. Do not overcrowd pan. Cook in rounds if necessary.
  6. Toast your burger buns, if desired and top with lettuce, patties and a drizzle of peanut sauce.
  7. Burgers will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Peanut sauce will keep up to 1 week in refrigerator.