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Almond Turkey Burgers

Simple, gluten-free, turkey burgers with Blue Diamond Nut Thins added in. Enjoyed with a caramelized onion and tomato sauce in lettuce wraps.

Almond Turkey Burgers With Caramelized Onion And Tomato Sauce @RunninSrilankan

Desmond Tutu once said “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”…and yesterday evening, I was so overwhelmed by the goodness that came my way!

A few weeks ago, I received an American Express Gift Card for $250 in the mail as, by some good fortune, my blueberry kiribath recipe had managed to procure a runner up position in a contest.

When I received that gift card, I figured I would hold onto it as I had just been told that my daughter’s car needed to have an air bag sensor in the passenger cushion replaced. The dealership that I have been frequenting for awhile now, also informed me that the very expensive part would take a few days to get there.

However, in those extremely busy few days, somewhere between my car and my daughter’s car and all the stops I made, I managed to misplace that gift card – or so I thought! I tore up the house, our cars, even dug through the trash – but could not find that gift card anywhere!

Turkey Almond Burgers

Then last evening, the dealership called me to let me know the part had come in; so, my daughter and I drove her car in to have that air bag sensor replaced. I was so dejected that I had misplaced that gift card as that would have covered a good chunk of that repair. However, after a couple of hours, the repair was done and I paid and we went to get into the car and drive off.

The car had been parked further than normal and when I got in on the passenger side, I saw that gift card lying on the seat! I can only assume that it dropped behind the seat cushion and one of the mechanics found it as they replaced the seat cushion and then placed it back on the seat.

They could have very easily taken it and I wouldn’t have known at all. Tomorrow I plan on going back to find out who it was who worked on my car – because this mechanic’s goodness so overwhelmed me! 

Turkey Alomd Burgers With Blue Diamond Nut Thins @RunninSrilankan

Speaking of being overwhelmed, Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins hijacked my daughter’s and my tastebuds when we dug into a package of them for the first time last night! As we had planned on making stove top turkey burgers, I crushed up some of these gluten free Nut Thins and added them to the burgers. Now, crackers being added to burgers is nothing new – but, y’all – Nut Thins in burgers provides for an overwhelmingly wonderful taste experience! I am thinking y’all will enjoy these Almond Turkey Burgers as much as we did!

Almond Turkey Burgers With Caramelized Onion And Tomato Sauce @RunninSrilankan

Almond Turkey Burgers

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Simple, gluten free,turkey burgers with Blue Diamond Nut Thins added in. Enjoyed with a caramelized onion and tomato sauce in lettuce wraps.



  • 1 cup Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins, ground up yields 1/2 cup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb turkey
  • 3 teaspoons cilantro chopped up
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 onion
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  2. Form into 9 balls and flatten
  3. Heat the oil over a medium flame and add flattened almond turkey balls (4 to 5 at a time) and cook for about 3-4 minutes till browned. Flip and repeat.


  1. Chop up the onion and saute in the olive oil for 20-25 minutes till caramelized
  2. Add the caramelized onions to a blender, along with the tomato paste, salt, and pepper, and pulse till smooth
  3. Enjoy with the burgers
Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 219Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 76mgSodium 257mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 17g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Samina - The Cupcake Confession

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Whoa!!!!! reading your post gives me hope that humanity still does exist!!!! :) These burgers look GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Omg I just want to sink my teeth into them!!!!!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

It's so good to know that there are good people around!


Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

Congratulations on winning a gift card with one of your recipes! That's awesome! I love those almond nut things but never would have considered grinding them and putting them into a burger. Very clever! And what a healthy burger.

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

I think of myself of somewhat of a burger connoisseur (I dream of opening an burger joint) and these my friend sound perfect! Congrats again on your contest win :)

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