Summer is here! That means pool parties, backyard BBQs, grill outs, and enjoying a cold beverage with good company. Summer is my favorite season of the year and my friends and I are always planning social gatherings and food is a MUST! For many of our get togethers, I love bringing food to share. That gives me an opportunity to try out a new recipe and share it with my friends aka guinea pigs. Of course, it has to be fairly simple, transports well, easy, and hopefully is a hit!
For this post, I’ve partnered with Sprouts to bring you this summer-themed blog. With pool parties and pot lucks around the corner, I’ve come up with 3 of my favorite spreads or sauces to spice up your burgers. And since, most of us are on a fitness journey, I paired these sauces with turkey burgers! Hope you enjoy!
Asian Turkey Sliders with Spicy Sriracha Mayo
Sriracha mayo is by far the easiest sauce to make. Srircha is a staple in my home and I use it on everything. It’s definitely a popular spread that adds a little heat to any burger.
1/3 cup of mayo
2 tablespoons Sriracha
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients till it’s well blended. You can definitely add more Sriracha to punch it up to taste. Some recipes suggested hot mustard to add a little more spice. Refrigerate and spread on your burger. Keeps well for a week. I made Asian style turkey burger sliders to pair with my sauce.
Classic Turkey Burger with Avocado Yogurt Spread
I’m obsessed with avocados. It’s such a versatile fruit to eat alone, use in salads, soups, and meals. For any classic burger, I love adding avocado slices, so I decided to make a yummy spread to step up my burger game. Can I say #nailedit?
2 avocados small/medium
1 Sigg’s Plain Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup Chopped Cilantro
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
Half a lime
Chop your cilantro and onion. Dice your avocado. In a small bowl, mash the avocado. I used a pestle and a fork to keep my avocado chunky, but using a fork is fine. Instead of sour cream, I used one Sigg’s plain greek yogurt and mixed that in. Then mix in the cilantro and onion. Squeeze lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate till ready.
The avocado spread with the yogurt gave it a subtle, tangy flavor. Next time, I might add some ranch mix for fun. The sweet potato fries really balanced out all the saltiness. Fried egg is optional, but everything is better with one on top.
Southern Turkey Burger with Three Cheese Pimiento Spread
I’ve recently become obsessed with pimiento cheese. I associate the popular dip as a comfort food of sorts that also appeases my love for cheese. Most recipes call for 2 types of cheddar cheese, but thought I’d add a spicy third one for some extra heat.
1/3 cup of mayo
3 tablespoons of cream cheese
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons of Sriracha sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 jar of pimientos (4 oz)
6 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz white cheddar
2 oz jalapeno cheddar (or any other fun cheddar you’d like)
First, combine the first eight ingredients. I subbed hot sauce with Sriracha since I had that on hand. Mix till well blended. You can soften the cream cheese in the microwave if needed beforehand. Then add pimientos. Mix. Fold in all the cheese and mix well. Refrigerate till needed. Can be served on your burger or as a dip! Double WIN.
It’s delicious on a classic turkey burger with a simple purple cabbage and carrot slaw on top for a crunch. Another way to use the cheese is to add it on top of the meat while it’s cooking and let it start to melt before putting in on your bun.
I hope you find these recipes helpful or inspiration to make your own with what you have in your kitchen. What are you favorite burger sauces or spreads? Comment below and tell me!
This post is brought to you by Sprouts Farmers Market.