Moroccan Turkey Burgers

Serves 4 (three burgers) per serving

230 calories per serving

These burgers are the perfect dish if you’re trying to lose weight.  Protein helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Each serving of this dish also supplies a rich source of B vitamins that are important for healthy skin and energy metabolism. Turkey is also high in tryptophan, which is an amino acid used to make serotonin (the feel good hormone) and melatonin (regulates the sleep-wake cycle). Both of these hormones can aid good sleep and boost your mood.



400g turkey mince

2 spring onions, finely sliced

1 red chili, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 small handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 small handful of coriander, finely chopped

1 courgette, grated

1 tsp Ras El Hanout

1 tsp ground cumin

Sea salt

Black pepper

Light olive oil

12-15 Iceberg lettuce leaves



150ml low fat plain yoghurt

½ lemon, juiced



  1. Preheat the oven to 180o
  2. Add the turkey mince to a large bowl and break up.
  3. Add the spring onions, chilli, garlic, herbs, courgette, spices, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix
  4. Form the mixture into 12 balls and press each one down to form a burger shape.
  5. Pour 100ml of oil into a large fry pan and heat. Add the burgers and shallow fry for a few minutes each side until browned.
  6. Remove the burgers from the pan and then transfer to a plate topped with a kitchen towel.
  7. Place the burgers on a large roasting tin and cook for 10 minutes until cooked through.
  8. Remove the burgers from the oven.
  9. Prepare the dressing by adding the ingredients to a small bowl and whisking with a fork.
  10. Serve three burgers per person with lettuce leaves to use as a wrap. Top the burgers with lemon yoghurt dressing.  You could also serve with a small, grain-based salad such as quinoa or brown rice.