These turkey burger mason jar salads are a fun way to make your burger portable! All the taste of a burger in a healthy, gluten free and low carb meal!
Picture two small humans (AKA. MR. FFFF and I) walking down the street of the Florida beach, in 110 degree weather with ALL THE HUMIDITY, trying to drag a BBQ behind them so that they could be super cool and eat turkey burgers ON said beach.
Just don’t picture my hair in above mentioned humidity. I can’t confirm or deny that it was the TRUE reason I wanted to leave that place.
This sad image of two angry people who were hot, sweaty and generally not so full of smiles and happiness, was the image of the Huberoni and I during a “fun” beach day when we were still living in Florida.
AAAAAnnnnd we haven’t had one since.
Which probably makes sense if you’re putting yourself in my hot pink flippy-floppies right now. Not a moment that we wanted to re-create. Like, ever.
You see, our BBQ said that it was portable. What it DID NOT mention was that it was only portable if you were the hulk x 12 AND spent 23.5 hours a day at the gym.
Unfortunately, at 5’2 and 5’7, that is just NOT US.
We just had these visions of playing volleyball (that’s a lie. I don’t play sports. I sun tan) and eating burgers on the beach, while feeling the sun shine on our tanned-beach-bunny-faces. It just felt like the RIGHT THING TO DO.
Until the BBQ fiasco. Then it was 1000% the opposite of the right thing to do.
SO, this summer, I decided we needed to make it happen, but in a way that would not end in us spending the whole day not really talking because we were just angry at all things life related, due to SO MUCH HARD WORK just to eat a burger.
Enter: the turkey burger mason jar salad!
I’m excited to be partnering with Butterball this summer to show you some easy, healthy recipes to get your turkey on, and it only makes sense to start with the ULTIMATE of warm-weather foods: the burger.
Except, you know, without the bun AND in a jar. <— Portable goodness that allows you to face plant into burger heaven right ON the beach, while still rockin’ the bikini. SAY WHAAA.
You’re into it.
I love Butterball’s Natural Inspirations Turkey Burgers because they are moist and flavorful, but not so much so that it over-powers other ingredients that you pair with them. Liiiiike the tangy-sweet “grown up” ketchup/dressing/vinaigrette shenanigans that we’ve got all mixed up in this here shiny jar chocked FULL of crunchy, crisp, fresh veggies, protein and HEALTH.
AKA: The kind of ketchup that makes you want to never get the store-bought stuff again because it makes you feel SOO fancy and domestic because, like, you MADE your own ketchup. WHOA.
Your inner-beachy-bikini-babe-burger-loving-self is going to GOBBLE these right up.
See what I did there?
Gobble. Turkey burgers.
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