Swiss Turkey Burger with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise



1 Large lemon

1 c + 2 tbsp commercial mayonnaise

1 tbsp freshly minced garlic


3 Bunches scallions, chopped fine

8 oz Dijon mustard

1 tbsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 Large egg white

1-1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Dozen Kaiser rolls, split and toasted

12 1-oz slices Swiss cheese

1 Head buttercrunch lettuce




Zest lemon and squeeze juice.

Mix lemon zest and juice with mayonnaise and garlic. Cover, refrigerate and reserve for service.


In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, scallions, mustard, herbs, egg white, salt and pepper. Mix well, but gently, to incorporate all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Portion into 1/3-pound burgers.

Sauté in a medium hot skillet or on a flat top griddle until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, turning to ensure that both sides are golden brown. Allow to rest for 1 minute before service.


Spread Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise on toasted Kaiser rolls. Place turkey burgers on Kaiser rolls.

Top each with a slice of Swiss cheese and lettuce leaves.


Nutrition Facts

650 Total Calories

45 g Total Fat

69 % Daily Total Fat

11 g Saturated Fat

55 % Daily Saturated Fat

142 g Cholesterol

47 % Daily Cholesterol

1270 mg Sodium

53 % Daily Sodium

37 g Total Carbohydrates

12 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

3 g Dietary Fiber

12 % Daily Dietary Fiber

2 g Sugars

45 g Protein

30 % Daily Protein

20 % Daily Vitamin C

35 % Daily Calcium

30 % Daily Iron