Indian Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Polenta Sauce

This delicious summer grill meal is a bit of a FODMAP spin-off of Two Moms in the Raw’s Indian Turkey Burgers. It has a unique blend of sweet and spicy seasonings and of course the requisite gluten free, dairy free, low FODMAP recipe that makes it accessible to the food allergy crowd. I included apples this time because I was feeling a little rebellious, however  those who are following the FODMAP very strictly should omit them.


Indian Turkey Burger with Polenta Cucumber sauce



1 lb ground turkey meat

1 apple, diced into small pieces

1 tbs. ground turmeric

1 tbs. minced ginger

1 jalapeno seeded and minced

Zest and juice of 1 lime

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1 tbs. chopped basil

 Cucumber Polenta Sauce

1 cup polenta

1 cup rice milk

Zest and juice of 1 lime

1 tsp. sea salt

1 medium cucumber, diced

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To make the polenta cucumber sauce: add polenta, lime zest and juice, salt, rice milk, and half of the cucumber into a food processor. Mix until consistent and smooth. Pour contents into a small bowl and combine with the remainder of the cucumber. Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes.

To make the burgers: combine ingredients in a medium sized bowel, mixing thoroughly. It is my recommendation that fingers work best to get this mixture consistent. This mixture forms roughly 8-10 meat patties that are approximately 1 inch thick and 3 inches in diameter. Grill on medium high heat for approximately 4 minutes per side. Serve with the polenta cucumber sauce.

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About runningyourbody

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Pilates instructor, and runner with celiac disease. I am passionate about educating people on running, pilates, and women’s health topics. I am trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre and post partum impairments. In my free time I can be found anywhere outside. I enjoy training for races with friends, cooking gluten free meals, and traveling with my husband. My goal is to share information with you in a lighthearted and enjoyable forum. I am always contributing fun and interesting posts on my blog. Feel free to check it out @
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