Deconstructed Turkey Burger

… or I guess I should say half-way deconstructed?  Deconstructing food means taking the ingredients apart and then putting them back in a new/unusual way.  But I just took the individual ingredients and put them in separate piles on the plate.  I can chalk it up to laziness, no creativity, or the pure lack of time and an empty stomach.  (Spoiler alert: it was all three.)

edits (1 of 2)

Our line-up includes ground turkey with cheese and zesty lime juice, a sweet tomato, spinach, and super flavorful mushrooms.

edits (2 of 2)

I love this plate because it’s a game of mix-and-match.  You can eat a bit of everything in one bite, or you can chose to leave out some flavors.


The burger is SO juicy and packed with flavor.  This is a favorite, easy meal that I repeat often, throwing whatever ingredients I have on had around the burger.  Today it was mushrooms, spinach, and tomato, but I have done a variety of beans, avocado, red onion etc!

Turkey Burger

4 servings

1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1 cup cheddar cheese (but let’s be honest, I just whatever cheese I have in the fridge. Usually it’s mozzarella, today it was parmesan.)
1/4 onion, diced
1 tomato, sliced
2 1/2 cups spinach
1 cup white mushrooms, sliced

1. Combine turkey, citrus juice, cheese, and onion in a medium bowl. Mix until all ingredients are just combined.
2. Form mixture into 4 3/4 inch-thick patties. Cook on a pan heated to medium-high until cooked through, flipping half way.
3. Meanwhile, heat a separate pan over medium-high heat and grease with oil. Add sliced mushrooms, season with salt and pepper. Let cook until golden-brown and tender.
4. Arrange pattie, spinach, tomato, and mushroom on plate. Enjoy!