This is the perfect recipe to kick off Father’s Day and the cookout season. From the sweetness of the salsa, to peppery arugula and creamy avocado—this healthy burger will be a hit at your next backyard gathering. 

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Makes 4 Servings

Ground Chicken and Spinach Burger Ingredients:
1 lb ground chicken
1 cup spinach leaves chopped
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Kroger zesty table original blend
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp paprika
Olive oil cooking spray
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
3 cups arugula
1 avocado sliced (optional)

Pineapple Salsa Ingredients:
1 cup pineapple (diced)1 Tbsp red onions
1/4 cup red bell peppers (diced)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1/2 small lime (juiced)
1/2 tsp jalapeños seeded and chopped (optional)

Salsa Directions:
Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Chill the salsa in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Season to taste.

Burger Directions:
In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken, chopped spinach, and all the spices until well blended. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. Place the burgers on the grill on medium-high heat, and cook for 3–4 min on each side until they have reached at least 160F. Remove from the heat to rest until it reaches 165F, and set aside.

Spray the hamburger buns with olive oil cooking spray. Toast them on the grill or in a pan face down until golden brown. Assemble the burger by placing the arugula on the bottom bun. Top with the burger, avocado, and pineapple salsa. Enjoy!

Almetria Turner is a Memphis-based wellness coach, celebrity chef, food and fitness blogger, marathoner, certified fitness instructor, RRCA certified running coach and race director, and public speaker. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram @Fitandfinallyfree and her blog at