Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

These Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers are moist and tasty, the perfect summer barbecue main dish to serve for a casual gathering!

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Friends, have you been barbecuing up a storm this week? We sure have, every night! It’s way too expensive for our family to eat out that often, so we’ve enjoyed chicken, salmon, and lots of burgers! This past week we enjoyed Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers – so good!

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Made with garden zucchini and grated red onion, these are super easy to make ahead of time, and toss on the grill when your guests arrive!

This recipe makes 12-15 patties, so invite your family, friends or neighbors over!

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

We’ve also been hosting a lot, and burgers are a great entree to serve, because whether your guests want a bun or not, burgers are still delicious assembled just the way you like them.

I’ve been thinking about this perfection and this saying … Less House, More Home. I recently saw this plaque at the store, and I thought, how perfect.

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

We certainly have a small entertaining space in our mountain home, but it’s just right for hospitality. Simple hospitality. The kind where you set the table outdoors, but serve indoors. I love this for summer, as you don’t have to worry about the bugs on the food in the outdoors, and everyone can easily come back for seconds.

The kind of space that allows me to set a simple table, and invite a few guests in.

A place where our family can learn how to love other families. We listen, we learn, we love.

Our house is way smaller than our last one, but actually more robust now in this season of life, with 3 kids in their 20’s. Essentially grown-ups now (how did that happen so quickly?)

Less house and more home also means to me, that I don’t worry as much about our house like I used to. I am settling into summer by serving an easy menu, and letting go of things like house cleaning, worrying about being a perfect cook (not!), all the silly details that take away from simple hospitality.

Perfect just does not exist, Friends, and when you get caught in the trap, it robs you of so many gifts.

Hospitality gifts

Being with family and friends.
Connecting around the table; learning how to listen better.
Thinking less about yourself and more about others.
Seeing things in a new way. Seeing things through the eyes of others.
Being encouraged, stimulated, or passionate to start doing for others and our world.
For our family, thinking more about justice, mercy, and love.

And being humble.

My go-to person who explains perfectionism so well is Dr. Brene’ Brown, one of my favorite authors. I’ve read most of her books.

“Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval. Most perfectionists grew up being praised for achievement and performance (grades, manners, rule following, people pleasing, appearance, sports).”

“Perfectionism hampers achievement. Perfectionism is correlated with depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis or missed opportunities. The fear of failing, making mistakes, not meeting people’s expectations, and being criticized keeps us outside of the arena where healthy competition and striving unfolds.”

“I remind myself, ‘Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.’ … The dinner party of take-out Chinese food is better than the elegant dinner that I never host.” —Brene’ Brown, Daring Greatly

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Now for the burgers …

Oh, and don’t forget to end the summer evening with my mom’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe (so good with white peaches!) And these burgers are great served with this Peaches Quinoa Salad,, Fresh Peach Arugula Basil Salad [A Spicy Perspective], Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad [Two Peas and Their Pod].

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Yield: 12-15 patties

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 small zucchini, grated (about 1 cup squeezed)
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cup red onion, grated
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. white pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey and eggs. Squeeze the moisture from the zucchini with your hands or a paper towel. Add the zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
  2. Make about 12-15 patties.
  3. Barbecue or broil the burgers until no longer pink in the middle. Serve with your favorite buns and toppings!

Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers

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3 comments

  1. So good. I really need to read some of her books. Those burgers sound good too. Now that I’m back from NY I’m hoping to get into a better summer routine and using my little table top grill more often.

  2. I truly want to make these burgers, however, the directions are not showing on my end. 
    Anyone able to help?

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