Turkey Sldiers with California Pepper Fig Salsa
2 1/2 cups diced fresh figs
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
20 oz lean ground turkey
1 cup finely minced dried figs
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, or to taste
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup baby arugula
12 small dinner rolls sliced in half horizontally
1. Combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl, stir, cover and chill for several hours.
2. Combine turkey, dried figs, green onions, herbs and sea salt in a medium bowl; combine well. Divide and shape into 12 small, flat burgers. Generously oil a grill and cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes a side until done (165°F).
3. Arrange a few arugula leaves on the bottom half of each roll; top with burger and some salsa. Replace tops and serve with additional salsa.
Yields 12. Analysis per slider: 240 calories, 12g protein, 6g fat (1.5g saturated),
4g fiber, 35g carbohydrate, 340 mg sodium
Reprinted with permission from California Fig Advisory Board (www.californiafigs.com)