April 18, 2010

Better Burger with Green Olives and Creamy Broccoli Slaw

Here is couple recipes that I found in the Ellie Krieger So Easy cookbook that I recently purchased. Burgers for dinner is always a good choice, and I like the idea of a healthier version.

Better Burger with Green Olives
From: Ellie Krieger So Easy cookbook, 2009

1 pound lean ground turkey or beef (at least 90 percent lean)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted green olives (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Cooking spray

Combine the turkey or beef, olives, parsley, cumin, and pepper in a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated. Shape into 4 burgers.

Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over a medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Serving suggestion: Serve on whole-wheat buns, garnished with slices of tomato and lettuce, with ketchup and mustard on the side.

Serving size 1 burger


Creamy Broccoli Slaw

1 12oz package of fresh broccoli slaw
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place sunflower seeds and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a rimmed baking sheet and shake to combine. Toast seeds until aromatic, about 10 minutes. Cool and reserve.
Combine yogurt, honey, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and pepper. Whisk to incorporate and reserve. Mix with broccoli slaw and garnish with sunflower seeds. Serve immediately.

The Result:
This was really good and super-easy. The only substitution I used was that I put these burgers on sandwich thins instead of buns. Otherwise, both recipes are great and this burger/slaw combo is another healthy hit!!!

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