Hawaiian Turkey Sliders with Mango-Pineapple Salsa


Ingredients For Mango-Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced fresh (or canned in own juice) pineapple
  • 1 small jalapeños, finely diced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons diced Bermuda or Vidalia onion
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients For the Hawaiian Turkey Sliders:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 12 gluten-free rolls or whole-grain dinner rolls

Directions to Make the Mango-Pineapple Salsa:

  1. In medium, non-metallic bowl, stir together the mango, pineapple, jalapeños, onion, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. (The salsa is best when made several hours to one day in advance.)

Directions to Make the Hawaiian Turkey Sliders:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, garlic, ketchup, olive oil, soy sauce, cilantro, onion powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Gently mix the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into 12 equal parts and shape each one into a ball that is slightly smaller than a tennis ball. 
  4. Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten each into a patty. 
  5. Heat a grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.
  6. Grill the turkey sliders until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  7. Place one lettuce leaf on the bottom of each roll.
  8. Serve the sliders on the rolls, topped with a dollop of mango-pineapple salsa.


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