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Asian Style Turkey burger topped with slaw

Asian Turkey Burgers with homemade slaw

There's nothing like a big juicy burger fresh off the grill. These Asian style turkey burgers are lower in fat but high on flavor. A nice alternative if you're looking for a healthier option.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 364kcal


Cole Slaw

  • 1 pkg cole slaw mix
  • 1 pkg shredded red cabbage
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the burgers

  • 2 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1 small carrot, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 8 whole wheat burger buns


Cole Slaw Instructions

  • Whisk together the mayo, vinegar, honey, onion powder and salt in a large bowl. 
  • Add the cole slaw mix and shredded red cabbage. Toss to coat well, set aside until ready to use.


  • Combine the turkey, carrot, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and parsley, gently mix everything together with your hands. 
  • Form patties, and make a thumb indent in the center of each one.
  • Preheat grill to 400-500 degrees. Place patties on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 18-20 minutes, turning once. 
  • Serve burgers topped with cole slaw


To make this Trim Healthy Mama compliant:
  • Use an on plan sweetener in place of the honey, such as ½ teaspoon of Truvia or Gentle Sweet. Adjust for your tastes.
  • Skip the buns and place the burger in a lettuce wrap.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1492IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4mg