Completely Keto Turkey Zucchini Burgers

In the heart of a vibrant neighborhood, where summer was welcomed with open arms and community spirit flourished, the annual neighborhood barbecue was the highlight of the season. This year, amidst the familiar scents of grilling and the sounds of laughter and music, there was an air of anticipation for a new addition to the menu. Sarah, a recent convert to the keto lifestyle, had promised to bring a dish that would not only comply with her dietary restrictions but also surprise and delight her neighbors with its flavor and creativity.

Determined to prove that keto recipes could stand proudly alongside traditional barbecue favorites, Sarah decided to craft Completely Keto Turkey Zucchini Burgers. She had discovered that the combination of ground turkey, rich in flavor and enhanced by the juiciness of dark meat, with the subtle, earthy tones of grated zucchini, created a burger that was not only moist and tender but also perfectly aligned with keto principles.

To this blend, she added finely sliced scallions, bringing a hint of sharpness and color, and fresh mint, which she had chopped herself, introducing a refreshing burst that elevated the burgers from the ordinary. Garlic, minced to a fine paste, was mixed into the patties, infusing them with its unmistakable aroma and depth of flavor. The spices – ground cumin, pink Himalayan salt, black pepper, and a dash of hot pepper for those who dared – were carefully measured and blended into the mixture, ensuring each bite was a harmonious symphony of tastes.

As the neighborhood gathered around the communal tables, adorned with gingham cloths and vibrant summer flowers, Sarah prepared her grill station. She heated the coconut oil in a pan, its sweet, tropical scent mingling with the smoky air, and carefully placed each patty onto the surface. The sizzle of the cooking burgers drew curious glances and eager inquiries from her neighbors, their interest piqued by the unusual yet tantalizing aroma.

When the burgers were served, nestled between crisp lettuce leaves instead of the traditional buns, they were met with a mixture of skepticism and intrigue. But from the first bite, skepticism turned to surprise, then to delight. The turkey zucchini burgers were a revelation – moist, flavorful, and satisfying without the heaviness often associated with barbecue fare. The subtle heat from the hot pepper, the freshness of the mint, and the earthy complexity of the cumin made each bite a culinary adventure.

Sarah’s Keto Turkey Zucchini Burgers became the talk of the neighborhood, a testament to the power of innovation and the joy of sharing. They were not just a delicious addition to the barbecue but a symbol of community and the embracing of diverse paths to health and happiness. As the evening wore on, filled with laughter and stories, the success of the burgers served as a reminder that sometimes, it’s the unexpected choices that bring us together and leave the most lasting impressions.

Harlan’s Turkey Zucchini Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 282 kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey dark meat is more flavorful and has more fat
  • 1 large zucchini ground
  • 2 scallions sliced thin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons mint chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot pepper
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil for the bottom of a pan


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl (except for the coconut oil).
  2. Preheat your OVEN to 400 degrees
  3. Shape your burgers into small patties.
  4. You should get about 16 small patties out of this mixture.
  5. Sear the burgers in the coconut oil on each side until they are golden brown.
  6. Put them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Bake in your oven for 7-8 minutes.
  8. Serve topped with parsley or tahini sauce for a middle eastern flavor

Recipe Notes

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I learned a long time ago that the best cooking involves the best equipment.

I recommend these cookie sheets.

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