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Baba Ghanoush Turkey Burgers and Love Grown Foods GIVEAWAY!!!

June 22, 2015
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I love a good juicy burger for dinner.  I found that mixing in certain veggies like zucchini and carrot lend a moist and irrestable texture thats got me begging for another burger. This time instead of adding the usual zucchini, I experimented with eggplant.

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When baked, eggplant is moist and has a squishy texture (I know that doesn’t sound appealing, but I don’t have another word for it).  When pureed with tahini, basil, garlic, lemon and sea salt, it creates a smooth tasty dip that is hummus-like but better.

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These burgers are moist, juicy and tender and they take the idea of a tasty burger to a whole new level!  This may be your new favorite burger recipe!


Baba Ghanoush Turkey Burgers


  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 lb of ground turkey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place slices of eggplant on a cooking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Drizzle a little olive oil over each slice. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.
  3. In a food processor, combine all ingredients excluding ground turkey. Blend until well combined.
  4. Place ground turkey in a large bowl and add baba ganoush. Mix together until well combined and form into patties.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until burgers are done.
  6. *Baba Ganoush recipe from Minimalist Baker
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  • Reply Annmarie June 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Those turkey burgers look heavenly…totally craving one right now and it’s not even lunchtime yet! 😛
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  • Reply Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I LOVE babaghanoush and burgers. Can’t believe I’ve never thought to put them together!
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  • Reply Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen June 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    This is one of the most creative recipes I have ever seen! I LOVE baba ghanoush too so this is for sure gonna happen soon!

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors June 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Oh these sound do good. I would love to make this with beans instead of turkey. Love eggplant.
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  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    So cool! I LOVE baba ganoush and burgers… this is the perfect #strangebutgood marriage!
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  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    If I don’t win this giveaway….I’ll cry 😉 Hahahaha!
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  • Reply Farrah June 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Nomnomnom. <3 I've been craving a good burger for a while–this looks awesome! :D!

    Thanks for the giveaway too! :]
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  • Reply lindsay June 22, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    yay for lovegrownn!! Can i win the burger too? LOL! i’m hungry!

  • Reply Emily @ Zen & Spice June 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve never tried Baba Ghanoush! What a creative use– making a burger!
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  • Reply Beverley @ sweaty&fit June 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    ahhhh if i was a meat eater i DEFINITELY would be making this right now! eggplant is so delicious and i love the idea of adding it to a burger
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel June 23, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      You could def make black bean burgers instead of the turkey! 🙂

  • Reply Harriet Emily June 23, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    These sound amazing!!! I adore baba ghanoush! What a delicious recipe, I will have to try these burgers!
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  • Reply Kennedy Cole|KCole's Creative Corner June 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I love turkey burgers even more than I love regular beef burgers. So these look absolutely delicious! This is a real winner in my book! Thanks for posting.

    I recently made a southern cooking and baking blog.
    I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out.
    Thanks! 🙂
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  • Reply GiGi Eats June 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    THIS COMBO IS 100% epic and 100% needs to go into my HUGE MOUTH! lol
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