Asian turkey burger salad with peanut dressing

This Asian turkey burger is served over a salad with a creamy peanut dressing.
Asian turkey burger salad with peanut dressing

So, I have a husband again. It’s kinda weird, not gonna lie. It almost feels like the first week of dating all over again except minus my awkward 17 year old self and the anxiety of whether or not the night would end in a kiss. Duh, we’re married, it doesn’t.


Asian turkey burgers

So among all the other things I have to get used to again, (sharing my bed, dealing with lifted up toilet seats, the disappearance of a bunch of bananas in 2 days flat & not spending every waking hour in front of my computer so we can actually communicate) I also need to start cooking dinner for 2 (which is really more like 4 since he eats about 3 servings).

What better way to start than with a burger? Total man food.

Except I de-manned (upon googling whether or not that is an actual word, I found the urban dictionary definition for it. Please refrain from educating yourself on that definition. It’s not what I’m going for here) it by smashing it all up in a salad.

But considering Ulysses’ alcohol of choice is the sweetest of the hard ciders you can possibly drink, he deserves the feminization of his burger in my opinion.

Asian turkey burger salad

Honestly, I don’t really care if you put your burger on a salad or stuff it in a bun, just find a way to get this peanut dressing all over it because once you taste it, you’re going to want to drown your face in it.

Death by peanut butter sauce… Not a bad way to go.

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Asian turkey burger salad with peanut dressing
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A healthy burger smashed over a salad with an addicting peanut dressing. What’s not to like?
Serves: 3-4
For the burger
  • 1lb. ground turkey
  • ½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil for cooking
  • freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
  • ½ head of bibb lettuce, chopped
  • ½ head of red leaf lettuce, chopped
  • ¼ head of a small red cabbage, sliced
  • ½ pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
For the dressing
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • water for thinning out if necessary
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the burger in a large bowl.
  2. Mix together with clean hands until combined.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with the coconut oil.
  4. Once hot, form the turkey mixture into 4 patties and cook in skillet for about 3-5 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through.
  5. Set cooked burgers aside.
  6. In the same skillet, heat the olive oil & butter in the salad ingredients over medium heat.
  7. Once hot, add the sliced red onion.
  8. Let saute until the onions start to caramelize.
  9. Meanwhile, combine the remaining salad components in serving bowls.
  10. While the onions cook, also combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Add water in tablespoon increments if you want to thin the dressing out.
  11. Once the onions are sufficiently caramelized to your liking, place them on top of the salad.
  12. Slice the burgers and arrange on top of the salad bowls.
  13. Drizzle the dressing over top and serve.
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  1. 1

    This looks like something I would love to make for my family. Or actually, maybe I would serve it to them on a bun, and serve it your way for myself:) I love the feminization of the burger and your justifying it with his cider choice. Lol:) The peanut sauce is a great idea. Yum!

  2. 2

    We aren’t necessarily bread-phobes, but buns are one of those take-em or leave-em items for my whole family. So I think your version would be just wonderful as-is.

    Congrats on getting your spouse back :)

  3. 3

    This sounds really good to me and different. I will give it a try soon. Thank you.

  4. 4

    WELL HELLO DINNER! I already want to drown my face in the dressing!

  5. 5

    Haha I love his choice of beer! (it’s mine too). I am definitely all over de-manning a burger too. Sometimes the bed of lettuce is so much better than the huge carby bun. I need to make that peanut sauce too!

  6. 6

    Is it wrong to Beer Bong peanut sauce? Cause if it is, I don’t wanna be right.

  7. 7

    You had me at peanut dressing! Yum!!

  8. 8

    This looks amazing. My boyfriend would never eat it on a salad though :)

  9. 9

    I love that you through it on a salad because seriously I don’t eat burgers with a bun. I should start eating them like this instead of as is. Way more interesting.

  10. 10

    Oh hey – I’m drooooling over here! :)

  11. 11

    Yum those look super delicious! I’ve never made turkey burgers before but love this recipe so I’ve bookmarked it to give it a go.

  12. 12

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I only used 1 type of lettuce, but it was awesome!

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