Turkey-apple patties with beet salad and cucumber salsa

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Turkey-apple patties with beet salad and cucumber salsa

Turkey-apple patties with beet salad and cucumber salsa

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, No Added Sugar, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 600 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

Made with a bounty of apples, this recipe is delicious to the core. When grated, apples add sweetness to the warmly spiced meat patties; and when sliced, they bring crunch to the roasted beet salad. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 10 ounces organic beets
  • 2 organic Granny Smith or other apples
  • Your choice of protein
  • Sunbasket coriander-cumin spice blend (coriander - cumin)
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

Nutrition per serving

Calories 600, Total Fat 38g (49% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 75mg (25% DV), Sodium 180mg (8% DV), Total Carb. 45g (16% DV), Fiber 12g (43% DV), Total Sugars 28g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 27g
Contains: Tree Nuts (walnut)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Roast the beets

Heat the oven to 400°F.

  • Scrub the beets; cut the beets crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rounds. 

On a sheet pan, toss the beets with 2 to 3 teaspoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer and roast, stirring halfway through, until the beets are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Meanwhile, start preparing the patties.


Make the patties

  • Cut 1 apple [2 apples] into quarters and cut away the core. Using the large holes of a box grater, coarsely grate the apple, including the skin. Transfer the grated apple to a fine-mesh strainer; using the back of a spoon, press out as much moisture as possible. Alternatively, wrap the apple in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the moisture.  
  • Ground meat: Cut a small corner from the ground meat packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. 
  • Sausage links: Remove the sausage from the casings. Transfer the meat to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.

In a medium bowl, combine the meat, grated apple, and coriander-cumin spice blend. Season with salt and pepper and mix gently until just combined. Using wet hands, form the mixture into four [eight] ½-inch-thick patties. 


Cook the patties

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 2 to 3 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. 

Add the patties. 


Beef, pork, sausage, or plant-based meat: Cook, turning once, until browned and cooked to the desired doneness, 2 to 4 minutes per side. 


Turkey or chicken: Cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side.


Transfer to a plate. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining ingredients.


Make the cucumber salsa

  • Peel the cucumber, if desired; cut the cucumber into ¼-inch pieces. 
  • Juice the lemon. [Juice 1 lemon; save the remaining lemon for another use.]
  • Coarsely chop the dill. 

In a small bowl, stir together the cucumber, dill, 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, and 2 to 3 teaspoons oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Make the beet salad

  • Core and thinly slice the remaining apple [2 apples]. 
  • Coarsely chop the walnuts.

In a medium bowl, stir together the sherry vinegar and 2 to 3 teaspoons oil. Add the beets, apple, and walnuts and toss to coat; season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Transfer the beet salad and patties to individual plates. Top the patties with the cucumber salsa and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Scrub the beets.
  • Toss the beets with oil and season.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Stir the cucumber salsa.
  • Assemble the beet salad.