Wisconsin Feta and Summer Vegetable Turkey Burger


by Tiina of Sparkling Ink

On a warm summer day, I love to move the kitchen outdoors. Chopping vegetables next to the sizzling grill is a memory that keeps me warm throughout a cold winter. Summer days are made for simple living, stress-free dinners and relaxing time with family and friends. It’s also time for gorgeous fresh produce – which is the basis for my cooking. The fresh vegetables of the season are also the inspiration for this simple burger topped with scrumptious Wisconsin Feta cheese and spiced up with chili and lime.

Feta & Summer Vegetable Turkey Burger

by Tiina of Sparkling Ink

Serves 4

1 pound ground turkey
7 ounces Wisconsin Feta cheese
1 cup sweet corn
1 zucchini
2 shallots
2 garlic cloves
1 red chili pepper
olive oil for cooking
coarse salt & pepper
juice of 1/2 lime
4 fresh buns
fresh basil
sour cream for serving

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. You can also cook the turkey patties outdoors on the grill for a summertime barbecue. Season the ground turkey with salt and pepper and shape it into four good sized and firm patties. Brush lightly with olive oil. Grill the patties on both sides until nicely browned and cooked through.

While the turkey patties are cooking, chop zucchini and shallots into small cubes. Cut a chili pepper in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Finely chop the chili and peeled garlic cloves. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add corn and all the chopped vegetables in the pan. You can use freshly cooked or frozen corn. Fry until the vegetables are gently colored for 3-5 minutes. Season to taste and squeeze in lime juice.

Place a turkey patty on top of halved bun and spoon the vegetable mix on top. Top generously with sliced or crumbled Wisconsin Feta, touch of pepper and chopped basil leaves. Serve with sour cream.

For suggestions on cooking with Wisconsin Feta visit EatWisconsinCheese.com. For more burger recipe ideas check out CheeseAndBurger.com. Happy summer cooking!