Turkey Patties with Cucumber Salsa

Makes 16 Patties  |  Prep Time: 15 Min | Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1.1 pounds turkey, ground
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small hot chile pepper, deseeded
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or lard

Cucumber Salsa:

  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved and deseeded
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: 1 cup full-fat yogurt or sour cream


  1. Put the turkey in a bowl and add the almond flour, egg, crushed, garlic, chile pepper, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt, and black pepper.  Add one finely-sliced spring onion and leave the other for garnish.  Mix all the ingredients until well combined and then use your hands to form small patties.
  2. Heat the ghee in a griddle or regular pan and add the patties when hot.  Don’t turn the patties too soon, or they will stick to the pan.  Cook the patties on each side until browned, working in batches and placing on a plate one at a time as they get cooked.  Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the cucumber salsa.  Wash the cucumber and grate into a bowl.  Wash and finely chop the jalapeño pepper.  Add all the remaining ingredients, including the yogurt or sour cream, if using, and mix until well combined.  Serve with the turkey patties.


Nutrition Facts per serving: 4 patties and cucumber salsa

  • Total carbs: 7.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Net Carbs: 5 g
  • Protein: 26.8 g
  • Fat: 38.3 g

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4%), protein (23%), fat (73%)

Recipe from the “KetoDiet Cookbook” authored by Martina Slajerova