1½ pounds (92-percent) lean ground turkey
1/3 cup chia seeds
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
¼ cup chopped scallion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons tamari
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
Combine all the ingredients except the oil and form into eight patties.
Heat the oven to 375 degree or heat a little olive oil in a skillet. Bake or pan-cook the patties for 8 minutes on each side, serve on a sprouted wheat bun or over greens.
Nutrition values per baked burger: 200 calories (51.3 percent from fat), 11.4 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 6.1 g carbohydrate, 4.9 g fiber, 16.8 g protein, 68 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium.
“The Aztec Diet — Chia Power: The Superfood that Gets You Skinny and Keeps You Healthy” by Dr. Bob Arnot (William Morrow, 2013)Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.