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Low-Carb Turkey Patties with Cucumber Salsa

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Big news! As some of you may know, I've been hard at work finalising my first ever cookbook and it has been released! The KetoDiet Cookbook which is now shipping from Amazon and you can find it in most major book stores.

I won't like, it's been tough to write a cookbook and I realised it takes longer than I thought, but I made it and I'm so proud of what my publishing team and I accomplished is just a few months.

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For my first cookbook I cerated over 150 low-carb recipes and here is a quick overview of what you'll find in my new cookbook:

  • keto-friendly basics such as mayonnaise, pesto or nut butters
  • quick breakfast meals, both sweet and savoury
  • portable lunch ideas such as salads, grain-free sandwiches and soups
  • comforting dinners and all-time favourites including pizza, risotto, meat pies and the best grain-free bread recipes
  • delicious low-carb desserts including pies, cookies, ice-cream, fat bombs and more
  • drinks and smoothies
  • The KetoDiet Food List: a list of foods to eat and avoid on a keto diet, a KetoDiet guide and my low-carb cooking tips.

I'm sharing these turkey patties because it is one of my favourite dishes to cook for summertime BBQs and family gatherings. It goes great with spicy cucumber salsa (see the recipe for details) or even Tzatziki (recipe from the KetoDiet App). Easy peasy, delicious and low in carbs, what's not to love? :-)

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, 4 patties + about 1/2 cup salsa)

Net carbs5 grams
Protein26.8 grams
Fat38.3 grams
Calories475 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 23%, fat 73%

Total carbs7.7 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars3 gramsSaturated fat10.6 gramsSodium535 mg(23% RDA)Magnesium85 mg(21% RDA)Potassium648 mg(32% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings, 16 patties)

Turkey patties:
  • 500 g turkey, ground (1.1 lb)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 1 large egg 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small hot chili pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium spring onions, finely sliced (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard (30 ml)
Cucumber salsa:
  • 2 medium cucumbers (500 g/17.6 oz)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved and deseeded (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 cup full-fat yogurt or sour cream (230 g/ 8.1 oz)

Instructions

  1. Put the turkey in a bowl and add the almond flour, egg, crushed garlic, chile pepper, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, parsley, basil, salt, and black pepper. Add one finely-sliced spring onion and leave the other for garnish.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until well combined and then use your hands to form small patties (about 43 g/ 1.5 oz per patty).
  3. Heat the ghee in a griddle or regular pan and add the patties when hot. Don’t turn the patties too soon or they will stick to the pan.
  4. Cook the patties on each side until browned, working in batches and placing on a plate one at a time as they get cooked. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the cucumber salsa. Wash the cucumber and grate into a bowl. Wash and finely chop the jalapeño pepper. Add all the remaining ingredients, including the yogurt or sour cream, if using, and mix until well combined. Serve with the turkey patties.
  6. The patties can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. The cucumber salsa can be stored for up to a day but is best served fresh.

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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 4 patties + about 1/2 cup salsa)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Turkey (ground, raw)
0 g21.1 g15.7 g225 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.1 g2.7 g6.6 g74 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.1 g1.6 g1.2 g18 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.1 g0.3 g4 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
1.8 g0.7 g0.2 g15 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Apple cider vinegar
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Dill, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peppers, Jalapeno, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 4 patties + about 1/2 cup salsa
5 g26.8 g38.3 g475 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Neither of the links are working and I would love to make this! Thank you for your help in advance! 🙂

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Thank you for spotting that Liz! I'll include the recipe in my post here just to make sure. I wish there was a way to make sure links don't break!

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I made this last night. We loved it, definitely a keeper.
Carol

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Thank you Carol!

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I bought your recipe book, it's great, could you just tell me though, what is the photograph on the front cover of? I don't know which recipe it refers to.
Thanks
Sally

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Hi Sally, thank you so much for buying my book! These are the Lamb Meatballs with Feta from page 182. I hope this helps!

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Nowhere do I see "portion size" in the recipe or the nutritional value.
Please give me the proposed weight for the portion of patties you're analyzing nutritionally above.

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Hi Dimples, this recipe makes 4 servings - all the ingredients, weights and nutrition facts are listed at QuarySpoon.com (see the link). The nutrition facts per serving are in this post above. Hope this helps.

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Hi Martina, are there any nut-free recipes? Thanks!

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Hi Ali, yes, there are many nut-free recipes 😊 I just checked and it should be round 100 nut-free recipes and in many you can use seeds / seed butter / seed flour or coconut / coconut flour instead.

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What percentage of the recipes in your new cookbook are dairy-free?

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Hi Sarah, about 30 recipes (out of 150 recipes) include dairy. The remaining recipes are either dairy-free or include a dairy-free alternative.

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The cover looks great Martina. Congratulations! Started on the Keto Diet 12 days ago and without ever felling hungry have lost 2,5Kg 😊 The app is just amazing. I love how we can create our own recipes or adapt the recipes from the app according to the ingredients available while still staying within the planner. It's just brilliant!!

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Thank you so much Filipa!! 😊

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I just downloaded your app on my iPad and I will be starting the K plan tomorrow. I had a question about the serving size of your lemon cream salmon meal. The picture shows a piece of salmon around 3oz though the recipe calls for a 7oz piece. Which piece do I eat for the entree itself, half the 7oz piece (as in the picture) or the full piece. If I have misunderstood anything, I would appreciate your pointers 😊

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Hi Perry, thank you for getting my app! I't possible that it may look smaller on the photo but it is definitely 7 oz (the ingredients are correct). If it's too much, you can use 1/2 serving and add just half to the planner 😊 Hope this helps, Martina

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Can't wait for your new cookbook!! Will it be available in the UK? 😊

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Yes, it will we available in the UK. Thanks!

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Martina I'm so excited! I've been following your posts on instagram and was waiting for the book to be out! I've seen some of the delicious photos and can't wait. Thank you so much for your hard work!!!

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Hi Emily, thank you!!

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