Apple Turkey Burger

Jennifer Shun is the parent of a type 1 diabetic teen and is the author of For Good Measure, which features low-carb, farm-to-table California cuisine — a resource with specific ingredient lists and nutritional data geared to people living with diabetes.  Click here for the original recipe and notes. For a hearty low-carb bun recipe to go with the turkey burgers, click here.

Yield: 6


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • ½ cup Granny Smith apple, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Clean, grease & preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic, celery and scallions, sautéing until slightly brown about 5 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Mix turkey, apple, chives, thyme, salt & pepper  in a large bowl until well combined.
  6. Add celery mixture, mix well.
  7. Form into six patties, approximately ⅓ cup each.
  8. Cook burgers on preheated grill, until interior reaches 165༠ F, approximately 5 minutes per side.

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

Nutritional Information for 1 patty:

Calories: 140, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 15g

  1. Made the turkey burgers for me and my mom. We’re wonderful

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