Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Grilled Corn Slaw and Tangy Lime Vinaigrette

Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Grilled Corn Slaw and Tangy Lime Vinaigrette

Let me start by saying that this is my favorite turkey burgers so far! These turkey burgers get their flavor from chipotle chili in adobe sauce which add smoky and spicy excitement to these juicy burgers. The crunchy corn slaw is made with grilled corn and red cabbage and provides a contrast of textures to make these burgers a blast to eat. And the flavors are unreal, too. Crunch from the cabbage, tanginess from the lime, sweetness from the agave nectar and the sweet smokey grilled flavor from the corn. They were incredibly tasty, juicy, spicy, sweet, smoky, and tangy, just packed with so many incredible flavors! To me this is the perfect BBQ summertime recipe!

Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Grilled Corn Slaw and Tangy Lime Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater (about 1 teaspoon)
  • ½ small red onion, grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobe sauce, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 your favorite slider buns, buttered and toasted

Roasted Corn Slaw:

  • 2 ears grilled corn , kernels removed from the cob (how to grill corn: my favorite version)
  • 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 large lime
  • 1 tablespoon apple vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey (or to taste)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped (optional)


  1. Combine turkey, parsley, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, chipotle chili and cheese in a large bowl and toss gently until homogenous. Form into four patties slightly larger than the buns and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the grill to medium-high or 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the burgers and cook, turning occasionally, until well-browned on both sides and center of burger registers 155 to 160°F on an instant read thermometer, about 10-12 minutes total. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to rest.
  3. Transfer the burgers to the bun and top it with roasted corn slaw.

Roasted Corn Slaw:

  1. In a bowl toss together the grilled corn, cabbage, chopped cilantro or parsley, and jalapeño, if desired. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, apple vinegar, agave nectar, salt and pepper. Pour over the slaw and mix. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.


This will be my entry for Fiesta Friday#19! 

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    June 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I’ll take one Olga! 🙂 These sound wonderful, and you take such amazing pictures!

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    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    June 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Wonderful combination of flavors and colors. Looks great! 🙂

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    June 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    These look good. We are huge fans of Turkey burgers in my house so looking forward to trying these and the slaw.

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      June 6, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thanks! We love turkey burgers as well! I am always looking for new versions:) this one was really yummy!

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    June 5, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure of trying a turkey burger! But yours makes me wish I could have one right now!

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    June 5, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Seriously Olga!!! Great photos and this sounds amazing! A must try for the summer!!!!! Droooling….

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    June 6, 2014 at 12:49 am

    You’re right, this looks as the best turkey burger ever! Your photos are stunning!

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    Mary Knight
    June 6, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Olga, This looks delicious and beautiful! May take the place of my favorite Maralaga turkey burger. Can’t wait to try it.

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    June 6, 2014 at 8:04 am

    looks delicious, I wish i can eat my screen:)

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    June 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Amazing shot and capture of the different elements of your burger . . . why do I have a feeling that my turkey burger would just be . . . beige on beige on beige? Great flavors combined here! Do you have enough for me to have several? Thank you for bringing to the party this week!

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      June 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks! I do have enough:) thanks for stopping by:) happy FF!

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    Sinfully Tempting
    June 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this recipe! I had some ground turkey that I wasn’t sure what to do with. Now I know what I’ll be using it for! Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

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      June 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      You welcome! I am glad you liked it! Let me know what you think if you make them:) have a nice weekend!

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    June 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Okay, so I’ve never made a turkey burger before, nor have I ever eaten one, but this post is making me want to try one. Such a beautiful presentation as well! Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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      June 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks! You should defiantly try them! They are really good! I still like a good beef hamburger but turkey burgers are great! Thanks for stoping by!

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    Treat Yourself Sweeter
    June 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    These look like exactly what I feel like eating today!!

    • Reply
      June 7, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Thanks! I am glad you liked it:) thanks for stopping by!

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    June 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Wow, this recipe is a winner and I can’t wait to try it this summer . We eat a lot of turkey burgers here and I can’t wait to try your recipe! 🙂

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      June 7, 2014 at 7:16 am

      Thanks! This one defiantly a keeper:) have a nice weekend!

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    June 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I make my own turkey burgers too and love your addition of a chipotle in adobo sauce. Great idea to serve them with corn slaw – I need to try that 🙂

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      June 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Thanks! I thought that the corn slaw was a great addition; crunchy and tangy:)

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    June 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Wow these looks amazing!! I don’t think we get ground turkey here, so I’m gonna try this with chicken mince. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    Sylvia @superfoodista.com
    June 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Amazing recipe and such a gorgeous mouth watering photo! yum!! 😉

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    June 7, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Olga, your burger is really appetizing 🙂

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    June 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    What a mouthwatering photo & recipe, Olga 🙂
    Love it

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    June 9, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Outstanding! Turkey burgers are becoming a favourite and they work so well with different flavours. This is a must try! Cheers

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      June 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

      I agree! Turkey burgers are one of my favorite meats to grill:) thanks!

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    June 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I’m ready to have this tonight! Wow, it sounds scrumptious. A good turkey burger recipe is a must. Thanks!

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    Patty Nguyen
    June 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Your burgers look so flavorful, Olga! I need to fire these up on the grill this summer!

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    Ngan R.
    June 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Olga, this turkey burger looks delicious! I can do with one of these right now. Love the flavor explosion of sweet, spicy, tangy and smoky all rolled into one burger.

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      June 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks! This one defiantly a keeper:) thanks for stopping by:)

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    June 28, 2014 at 8:56 am

    these look lovely- looking forward to trying them!

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