Through the Paleo diet/lifestyle and the Whole30 my family, friends and I are becoming healthier! We are getting to our healthy weights, moving more, sleeping better and have better energy. We are suffering fewer mild medical issues and are just overall feeling better every day!

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen these days. We cook and enjoy a lot of great food that's both tasty and healthy. I hope you'll find some recipes here that you'll enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Turkey Burgers with Creamed Cucumbers

I sort of made this recipe on accident about 2 weeks ago and didn't get a picture, so here it is!  I start by making my grandmother's Creamed Cucumbers recipe.


2-4 cucumbers (depending on size and how big of a batch you want to make)
Mayonnaise (I use Hellman's, but you can experiment with paleo mayonnaise)
Salt & Pepper
Sugar Substitute (my grandmother always used just a pinch of sugar, I used Stevia in the Raw)

Peel and slice the cucumbers (thinner slices are better!).  Put about half the slices in a bowl and generously shake salt on them, then put the rest in and salt them some more.  Give them a stir and put them in the fridge for a while to allow the juices to run out (I put them in the fridge while I made the turkey burger patties).  Take them out of the fridge and drain the juice off of them.  I also take a paper towel and mop some of the juice up that way.  If you don't get the juice off, they will be runny rather than creamy.  Add some mayonnaise to the bowl (I don't measure, but start with about 1/8c.)  Add about 1/2t of vinegar and 1/2 packet of Stevia.  Mix it all together and then determine if more mayo needs to be added.  It should be creamy and all cucumbers covered in the dressing.  Add some salt and pepper and put them back in the fridge until dinner is ready!  These make a great side dish to any summer grill meal, but I thought they were AMAZING atop my turkey burger!

For the turkey burgers, I used 1lb of 85/15 ground turkey.  I added some garlic powder, S&P and Italian Seasoning and mixed it all up.  I then formed 4 patties out of it.  I grilled the turkey burgers and when they were just about done, I put a slice of provolone cheese on each one and let it melt (you can skip the cheese if you are non-dairy).  Then I placed a slice of tomato on top and spooned some of the creamed cucumbers on top of that!  YUM-O!

1 comment:

  1. Those cucumbers look delicious. Did you know Hellman's mayo is gluten free? It may as close to paleo mayo as you can get without making your own :)