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Valentine’s Day Dinner- Turkey Sliders with Beet Slaw and Mashed Avocado

Happy Friday guys! We’re up to week three of our Valentine’s Day Series and I am super excited for this week’s meal. Today I am featuring our Valentine’s Day dinner and it’s a delicious recipe. These Turkey Sliders with Beet Slaw and Mashed Avocado are the perfect family V-Day dinner. They’re packed in flavor and very easy to make too. The whole family will love it!

The heart shaped turkey patties make these sliders super festive. The beautiful color the beet slaw has also adds a special detail to make the whole dish and dinner table look Valentine’s Day ready. This meal can be whipped up in no time believe it or not. You will probably spend more time at the grocery store shopping for the ingredients than you will actually putting it together.

To make the patties heart shaped you will need a large sized heart shaped cookie cutter. Get your ground turkey ready per recipe directions below. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread your ground turkey on it. Using your heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out your heart shaped patties. As the ground turkey starts to run down, re-spread it and make more patties. Repeat this step until ground turkey is done and all turned into cute heart shaped patties.

The slaw is super easy to make too. It helps if you have a food processor because it makes the process even easier. Just shred your beets, cabbage and carrots and combine together with your chopped kale. Mix all of your dressing ingredients and pour over your veggies. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve your patties.

The color this slaw makes it just so pretty. Like I said it is the perfect color for a Valentine’s Day meal. To me the slaw and heart shaped patties make these sliders festive, fun and a special way to enjoy this lovely day together as a family.

The only other thing this need is to make sure your table is nicely decorated for the occasion. Like I mentioned on the first week of this series, you can go to any store and buy a few decorations to put on your table. It’ll complete the day and bring all the meals you serve throughout the day together. I’m telling you, your family will have the best Valentine’s Day ever!

To go along with these sliders and complete your meal make my Garlic Parmesan Parsnip Fries. They’re a healthy alternative to regular fries and a great way to add another veggie in your meal. They’re crunchy, garlicky and cheese. So delicious and the perfect way to tie your family Valentine’s Day dinner together.

For this week’s craft I’m not just featuring one but two fun activities! They’re both from my awesome mom friend Jen from All About Kids. She’s a wonderful fellow food blogger/influencer and she makes the most amazing toddler meals. She also makes a lot of fun crafts for kids to make. Click the links below to get these cool Valentine’s Day crafts from her blog. They’re definitely two of my favorites!

Valentines Heart Sticking

Love Heart Stamp Painting

I hope you guys are as excited about these sliders as I am. They’re so good and so fun to both make and eat with your beautiful family! Next week I have another great recipe for this fun Valentine’s Day Series and it’s a pretty special one. To get a sneak preview subscribe to my newsletter and read a bit about it this Monday! Have a wonderful week my friends!

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Valentine's Day Dinner- Turkey Sliders with Beet Slaw and Mashed Avocado


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 sliders
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • Turkey Sliders
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 green onion (thinly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley (thinly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Beet Slaw
  • 1 beet
  • 3 small carrots
  • 2 purple cabbage leaves
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • Slaw Dressing
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp raw cane sugar
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • to put together
  • 1 avocado
  • 10 slider buns (of your preferece)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, shred beets, carrots and cabbage. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix shredded beets, carrots, cabbage and kale.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for slaw dressing and pour over shredded vegetables. 

  4. Refrigerate until slaw is needed. 

  5. While slaw is being refrigerated, in a large bowl mix all ingredients for turkey sliders. 

  6. If you want to shape them into hearts, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread all mixed ground turkey on it.

  7. Use large sized heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out ground turkey with it. 

  8. As you start to run out of spread out turkey, grab it and roll it into a ball and re-spread again. 

  9. Repeat until ground turkey is gone and are all shaped into heart patties.

  10. If not shaping into hearts, just scoop out with hand and shape into small patties. 

  11. Heat up a pan with olive oil and pan fry patties until they're cooked through on each side. (you can also grill them).

  12. When patties are done cooking, mash avocado. 

  13. Slice slider buns open and build your sliders.
  14. Place a patty, top with beet slaw, then mashed avocado. 

  15. Carefully push down slider and put a pick through the middle of each slider to keep in place.

  16. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Recipe plus directions on how to turn the patties into heart shaped patties for the perfect festive family Valentine’s Day dinner. And healthy beet slaw made with Greek yogurt cole slaw dressing and nutritious vegetables.

32 Comments

  1. Sounds yummy. I am pinning for our Valentine Board!

    1. Thank you Melanie! I really appreciate that!

  2. This sounds so delicious! Can’t wait to try it

    1. Thank you Rachel! Hope you like it!!

  3. The heart patties are so delightful. I also love the creativity of the Valentine’s crafts you chose.

    1. Thank you so much Elle! I’m loving all the crafts they’re done by some really talented mamas!

  4. Meagan

    I can’t wait to make these for my family. They will love them!

    1. Please share with me if you make them! I would love to hear how they came out!

  5. It looks delicious and so well crafted! My son is going to love it ♥

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you guys enjoy them!

  6. I just love your site. This recipe looks so yummy, I may have to change my Valentine’s Day menu.

    1. Thank you Tiffany! That means a lot!

  7. Those look amazing and seem really easy to make! I’ll definitely be adding this to our Valentines Day menu!

    1. Thank you so much Chelsee!

  8. Claire

    Oh yum this looks so good! Can’t wait to try!

  9. Oh sounds delish!! I’ve never made sliders before but these look easy enough, I’m definitely gonna have a try!

    1. Sliders are so yummy! Hope you like them!

  10. These look like fun and yummy!

  11. This sounds absolutely delicious. I especially like the avocado.

    1. That’s one of my favorite parts about it!

  12. Claire

    These look so good! Perfect for my kids lunches and my husbands too!

    1. They make for a great much too!

  13. Where do you get the tiny buns. We are vegetarian and I make a tofu salad spread that’s yummy. I usually cut the bread into four triangles. The buns would be a great option though.

    1. I got these from Trader Joe’s! I believe they make them themselves!

  14. Yocana talaia

    This sounds so delicious. I want to have a good at it.

  15. These look so good! What a great Valentine’s Day recipe. I think these would be tasty for any occasion though, I can’t wait to give them a try.

    1. Thank you so much Misty! Yes they’re great for a game day or dinner party appetizer!

  16. I never taste a turkey but it seemed yummy, might try this recipe!

    1. It’s really good with turkey! Definitely recommend trying it!

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