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Green Goddess Turkey Burgers

Nicole Franzen for FOOD & WINE
Cook Time:
10 mins
Prep Time:
20 mins

Chef notes

These tasty turkey burgers get their great flavor from salty anchovy, bright scallions and lots of fresh herbs.

Technique tip: The patties can be refrigerated for up to 3 hours before grilling.


  • pounds ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced anchovy
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • mayonnaise, sliced red onion and baby greens, for serving



In a bowl, using a fork, gently stir the turkey with the basil, scallions, parsley, anchovy, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and the 1/3 cup of mayonnaise.


Using 2 lids from 1-quart takeout containers, press one fourth of the turkey mixture into 4 perfect patties. Transfer to a plate. Repeat to form the remaining patties.


Light a grill or preheat a grill pan.


Season the patties lightly with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer the burgers to the buns, top with mayonnaise, onion and greens and serve.