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low carb : turkey patties with cucumber salsa + tzatziki

February 11, 2020

Makes: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS
TURKEY PATTIES

  • 1.1 pounds (500 g/17.6 oz) turkey, ground

  • ½ cup (50 g/1.8 oz) almond flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 small hot chile pepper, deseeded and

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons (29.5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons (8 g/0.3 oz) chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons (5 g/0.2 oz) chopped fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 medium (30 g/1.1 oz) spring onions, finely-sliced

  • 2 tablespoons (30 g/1.1 oz) ghee or lard

CUCUMBER SALSA

  • 2 medium (500 g/17.6 oz) cucumbers

  • 1 jalapeño pepper (15 g/0.5 oz), halved and deseeded

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon (4 g/0.1 oz) chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper
    Optional: 1 cup full-fat yogurt or sour cream

TZATZIKI (Makes 8 servings)

  • 1 container Cultured Sour Cream, European Style

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1/4 c Parsley, Chopped

  • 1/4 c Freshed Chopped Chives

  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS

TURKEY PATTIES

  1. Put the turkey in a bowl and add almond flour, egg, crushed garlic, chile pepper, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper.

  2. Add one finely-sliced spring onion and leave the other for garnish.

  3. Mix all ingredients until well combined, then use your hands to form small patties.

  4. Heat the ghee in a griddle or regular pan and add the patties when hot. Don’t turn the patties too soon or they will stick to the pan.

  5. Cook patties on each side until browned, working in batches and placing on a plate one at a time as they get cooked.

  6. Set aside.

CUCUMBER SALSA

  1. Grate the cucumber into a bowl.

  2. Finely chop the jalapeño pepper.

  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, including the yogurt or sour cream, if using, and mix until well combined.

  4. Serve with the turkey patties.

TZATZIKI

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl.

  2. Mix well.

  3. Serve with turkey patties and cucumber salsa

Serving size: 1 serving

Net Carbs: 9 g

Fat: 57.3 g

Protein: 28.8 g

 

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