Chef’s Corner: Apple & Celery Turkey Sliders

Fresh, crisp, and fun – what more could you want in a weekend meal? This take on the slider trend makes use of lean ground turkey and the snap of apple and celery.

Apple and Celery Turkey Sliders 

Yield: makes about 20 small patties

  • 1 kg ground turkey mixed
  • 100 ml green onions chopped
  • 200 ml celery minced
  • 2 apples peel on and small diced (any local apple that you like)
  • 45 g butter unsalted
  • 10 ml salt
  • 3 ml white pepper
  • ½ lemon juice and zest
  • ½ bunch parsley minced
  • 2.5 ml ground sage


  • Cook the green onions, celery and apples in butter until tender. Let cool.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and combine.
  • Using a scoop or tablespoon form into patties.
  • Refrigerate approximately two hours (they can also be refrigerated overnight for use the next day).
  • Cook in a skillet using a small amount of butter until golden on both sides.
  • Place on a rack and finish cooking in the oven @ 350 °F until an internal temperature of 74°C or 165°F is reached (use a probe thermometer).
  • Serve on small buns or on their own with a side salad dressed with cranberry mayo (consisting of equal amounts of cranberry sauce and mayo) or your favorite condiment.

Nik Seniors' ServicesNik Milonas, Executive Chef at The Cridge Village Seniors Centre, is a Certified Chef de Cuisine.

Nik believes that “cooking is the best gift you can give. I believe in serving people fresh food grown as close to home as possible as it provides the best taste and nutrition.”