Is it just me, or is this Spring starting to feel more like Summer?

Considering today is supposed to be 80° and tomorrow (my birthday!) a high of 86°, I’m saying the world is kicking into Summer mode early. Well, maybe just the Northwest, but I’ll take it!

Over the past couple of weeks, my boyfriend has been working a ton, so to avoid having to roast myself while cooking inside, I’ve been learning how to grill. It’s actually really, really easy, so if you have any reservations about grilling, make like Nike and just do it! Seriously. I’ve mentioned I’m the most accident prone person ever, and I’ve yet to have a grilling incident (knock on wood). I’ve now successfully mastered steaks, chicken, burgers, and kabobs! Okay, enough of my humblebrags though, and onto these bomb turkey burgers.


Juicy Turkey Burgers (Paleo & GF) | Odessa Darling

I’ve made several tweaks along the way, and all the ingredients listed make for perfect amount of flavor and maximum juiciness. The olive oil is essential for keeping these babies super moist and delicious. (I know everyone loves the word moist, so I like to sneak it in every chance I get. I think I’m funny.) To keep it Paleo, I like to eat mine in a lettuce bun topped with avocado or, preferably, a big scoop o’guac, and if you wanna take it to the next level, a fried egg.

Juicy Turkey Burgers (Paleo & GF) | Odessa Darling

Juicy Turkey Burgers (Paleo & GF) | Odessa Darling

Trust me. Juicy burger meet drippy egg meet guac? Match made in heaven.

Juicy Turkey Burgers (Paleo & GF) | Odessa Darling

Juicy Turkey Burgers
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These turkey burgers are juicy, moist, and super flavorful. They're grain-free, gluten-free, and Paleo friendly, so make these at your next barbeque for everyone to enjoy!
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute (or sub Italian seasoning)
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 4-6 green onions, sliced
  • ¼ sweet bell pepper, diced
  • coconut oil, for frying
  1. Combine all ingredients, except coconut oil, in large bowl.
  2. In large skillet, heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil over medium-high heat (about 7/10)
  3. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and form into patties.
  4. Fry in coconut oil* until bottom has begun to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Flip patties and cook about 5 more minutes. Check internal temperature with thermometer. Cook until patties reach 165° F.
  5. Serve with a lettuce wrap or bun.
*Alternately, you can skip pan-frying these and prepare on the grill. Grill about 5 minutes each side, until internal temperature reaches 165°


If you make this, be sure to tag it with #odessadarling on Instagram! I’d love to see what you’re making 🙂



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