1/2 cup low-fat crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 to 4 drops Tabasco
1 bottle cooking spray
2 celery stalks, diced (approximately 1 /2 cup)
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (approximately 1 /2 cup)
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 pound ground turkey breast
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
Dash salt & pepper to taste
8 whole wheat slider buns
8 leaves of bibb lettuce
8 slices of watermelon, 4" X 4" X 1 /2"
DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, blend blue cheese, mayo, and Tabasco. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors blend.
Spray a medium, nonstick skillet and heat over medium-high. Add celery and onion and cook until onion is almost transparent, approximately 10 minutes. Add thyme and parsley. Toss and continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until parsley begins to wilt. Cool slightly.
In a medium bowl, blend turkey, bread crumbs, and celery mixture, as well as salt and pepper to taste, until thoroughly mixed. Divide into 8 small, flat patties.
Spray a nonstick skillet or griddle and heat on medium-high. Add patties and cook then turn and cook the other side until burger is cooked through, approximately 5 minutes per side.
While patties are cooking, add buns to griddle or pan to toast on one side.
Assemble sliders: Place 1/2 Tablespoon blue cheese mayo on the bottom of each bun. (In photo, slice of blue cheese instead of crumble/mayo). Top with burger, a slice of watermelon, bibb lettuce leaf, and other half of bun. Makes 8 servings.