hump day treat: fajita burgers & black bean hummus

Happy hump day, folks! How was your Mardi Gras? Splendid, I hope! But does anyone else feel like they need to get back on track after some serious Fat Tuesday indulgence? This recipe for fajita burgers with black bean hummus is quite fitting for you then–tasty enough to help ease your way back into healthy eating, but still a far better alternative to the jambalaya, etouffee and king cake that we so often feast on during this celebratory season. Hope you enjoy!

Fajita burger with black bean hummus

For fajita burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ medium avocado (optional topping)

Directions

Makes 4 turkey burgers

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then form into four patties.

Thinly coat a sauté pan over medium heat with olive oil.

Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side (I cooked mine in a George Foreman grill for 5 minutes in total).

Serve with black bean hummus.

Sprinkle with cilantro if so desired.

For black bean hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

In a food processor or blender, pulse all ingredients until they form a smooth paste.

Serve with pita chips if so desired.

*Recipe adapted from Just a Taste’s Fajita Burgers & Black Bean Hummus