Episode 11, Season 2 of Healthy Gourmet.


  • 3 lbs ground turkey

  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked

  • 1/2 cup rice crackers, crumbed

  • ¼ cup feta cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard

  • Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 24 portobello mushrooms

  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Cherry Tomato-Olive Tappenade:

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, whole

  • ¼ cup black olives, coarsely chopped

  • 4 sprigs of mint, chopped

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 1 Lemon, juiced

  • Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 1.

    To prepare the mushrooms:

  • 2.

    Snap off stems of each portabello mushroom. Using a spoon, scrape gills off underside of each mushroom. Place on a pan, underside down. Season mushrooms with drizzles of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Add sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Place under an oven brolier for 30 minutes.

  • 3.

    To make the burgers:

  • 4.

    Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Blend all ingredients using your hands. Form into patties and place on a large broiler sheet. Broil for 6 minutes until browned, then flip. Broil another 6 minutes. Remove from oven.

  • 5.

    Lay out mushrooms in pairs, underside up. Place a patty on one mushroom and then cover with another mushroom, using the mushrooms as susbtitutes for buns.

  • 6.

    Cherry Tomato-Olive Tappenade:

  • 7.

    Place cherry tomatoes in a large pan and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Place under an oven broiler for 10 minutes or until caramelized. Place in a large bowl and add olives. Toss with mint, shallot, and lemon juice.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 446kj
  • Fat Total 27g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 30g
  • Carbohydrate 23g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Sodium 927mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Calories: 310 cal
Fat: 13 g
Sodium: 94 mg
Carbohydrates: 23.7 g
Fiber: 3.5 g
Protein: 23.5 g

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