Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo


Sometimes a girl just gets a craving for a burger. And in my experience, the guys don’t mind going along with that craving one bit. These Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo and Healthy Potato Salad are our new favorite burger and side!
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Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo surround by potato salad on white platter

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo : It May be Turkey, But It’s Anything But Dry!

Sometimes people are afraid of turkey burgers because they can be a bit dry. Not the case here! We like to use 85% lean turkey for this burger, so it’s nice and juicy. We add spices and fresh jalapeño to make it super flavorful. But the flavor doesn’t end there!

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo on brioche buns on marble tray


The Basil Mayo and Add Ons:

To create an even more delightful flavor experience, we top this burger with mayo whisked with a little fresh basil and white balsamic. Then we add traditional burger toppings like lettuce and tomato. Crazy good! Wanna Make This Burger Gluten Free? Opt for a gluten free bun or wrap in lettuce!

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo surrounded by potato salad with asparagus on a marble platter


Serve With a Side Of Healthy Potato Salad:

When it comes to potato salad we like ours tossed in olive oil, sea salt and pepper! Simple, light and a fabulous compliment to our tasty burger! Pine nuts are optional. Click here for Easy Potato Salad with Asparagus Recipe!

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayo


Tips and what you need:  a good knife, and a quality white balsamic (or sherry vinegar) Learn how to handle a hot chili pepper <—here. Serve with a side of Healthy Potato Salad <—recipe

A flavorful burger with even more flavorful toppings!


Main Course


#bbq, #burger, #easy dinner

Servings: 2 servings

Author: Linda Spiker

The Burgers:

  • 3/4
    85% lean ground turkey. If your ground turkey has excess liquid, be sure to set on paper towels to remove the juices.
  • 1
    minced jalapeño
  • 3/4
    smoked paprika
  • 1
    onion powder
  • 1/2
    powdered garlic
  • 1/2
    sea salt
  • 1/2
    black pepper

The Toppings:

  • 1/3
    good quality mayo
  • 2
    white balsamic (or sherry vinegar)
  • 3
    basil leaves, chopped
  • 2
    buns (or iceberg lettuce for wrap)
  • 2
    white cheddar cheese
  • 4
    tomato slices
  • baby or iceberg lettuce


  1. You can use a pan on the cooktop or a grill to cook these burgers. If using a grill to cook burgers, clean, spray and preheat to 400 degrees

  2. Place turkey in a bowl, add spices and minced jalapeño. Mix with hands until well combined, form into two patties and set aside

  3. Whisk together mayo, vinegar and chopped basil, set aside

  4. If using a grill place burgers on grill cooking for 12 minutes (or until cooked through) flipping halfway through cooking time. If using a grill pan on the cooktop, heat grill pan on medium high heat. When pan is hot add a little olive oil and cook burgers for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Make sure burgers are cooked through.

  5. When burgers are done add cheese until melted, then place lettuce and tomato on bottom bun, add burger and top with basil mayo and top bun. Of course you can also wrap in lettuce if going protein style:)



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