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Turkey Avocado Lime Burgers

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed.


Turkey Burgers

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 shallot grated
  • 1-2 TBS extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup basil mint, or cilantro (your choice!)
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey maple syrup, or coconut nectar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 plum tomato optional


Mix Turkey Burgers

  • Grate garlic and shallot. Or whiz in food processor.
  • Put ground turkey in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, and grated garlic and shallot.
  • Mix well.
  • Form four 4 oz patties.

Prep Avocado Lime Dressing

  • Whiz garlic, herbs, lime juice, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and sweetener in a blender or food processor until blended. Stop and scrape down any unblended herbs. As motor is running add olive oil in slow steady stream. Whiz until emulsified.
  • Pour into a small mixing bowl.
  • Cut avocado into 1/4" chunks. Stir into dressing.
  • Cut tomato into 1/4" chunks (if using) and stir into dressing.

Grill Burgers

  • Preheat grill for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let burgers sit out at room temperature as grill preheats, or for up to 20 minutes.
  • Drizzle burgers with olive oil (both sides).
  • Grill for 8-10 minutes or to 165F.
  • You can cook to 160F if you let your burgers rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. They will continue to cook the remaining 5 degrees while retaining their juices in that time.
  • I omit the bun and serve the burger over grilled or roasted veggies.
  • Pour avocado lime dressing over burgers (and veggies) and serve. Enjoy!


Copyright: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed., Nourishment Connection 2017