Harissa Turkey Burgers with Lettuce Buns


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Harissa Turkey Burgers with Lettuce Buns

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Not only are these Harissa Turkey Burgers gluten-free, but they're also flavorful and delicious! Serve on lettuce buns with a side of sweet potato fries.

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Serves 4
1 Hy-Vee large egg
1 package(s) (16-oz.) 93% lean fresh ground turkey
½ c. Short Cuts chopped red onions
1 tbsp. lemon zest
1 tbsp. bottled minced garlic
1 tbsp. refrigerated ginger paste
1 tbsp. gluten-free soy sauce
3 tbsp. salt-free za'atar seasoning, divided
4 tbsp. salt-free harissa seasoning, divided
⅛ tsp. kosher salt
1 package(s) (19-oz.) frozen gluten-free sweet potato fries
¾ c. Hy-Vee plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives, plush additional for garnish
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ package(s) (11.75-oz.) Short Cuts tricolor bell pepper strips, for serving
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
1 head(s) butterhead lettuce, separated into leaves, for serving
½ medium cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, for serving
4 tomatoes, sliced, for serving
Alfalfa sprouts, for serving

Things To Grab

  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Small bowl


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine egg, turkey, red onions, lemon zest, garlic, ginger paste, soy sauce, 1-1/2 teaspoon za'atar seasoning, 1 teaspoon harissa seasoning, and salt in a large bowl; do not overmix. Form mixture into 4 patties, about 1-1/2-inch thick; set aside. 

  2. Bake frozen fries according to the package directions. For yogurt sauce, whisk together yogurt, 1 tablespoon chives, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon harissa seasoning in a small bowl; set aside. 

  3. Generously spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Heat over medium heat. Add bell peppers, remaining 1-1/2 teaspoon za'atar seasoning, and 1 teaspoon harissa seasoning. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until peppers are tender and begin to brown, stirring frequently. Remove peppers from skillet; set aside. 

  4. Heat olive oil in same skillet over medium-low heat. Add turkey patties; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until patties reaches 165 degrees, turning halfway through. 

  5. To assemble, slightly overlap 3 to 4 lettuce leaves on each of 4 serving plates. Near the edge of lettuce leaves, layer with cucumber slices, tomato slices, turkey patties, and bell peppers. Top each with 1 tablespoon yogurt sauce and alfalfa sprouts. Garnish with additional chives, if desired. Serve fries with remaining yogurt mixture.

Nutrition facts


670 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Sodium: 1,240mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Protein: 30g

Daily Values

Iron 10%
Calcium 10%
Vitamin D 6%
Potassium 20%