Turkey Burgers with Avocado Salad

The burger’s gone healthy… and kept all it’s flavor!  This is an easy and quick recipe that will satisfy that “burger craving” but still keep you on track to a healthier you!

Yields: 4 servings

1 package of ground turkey

4 Whole wheat burger buns or whole wheat sandwich thins

1 tbsp, kosher salt

1 tbsp, black pepper (optional)

¼ tsp, dried oregano

¼ tsp, garlic paste or ½ tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp dried or fresh parsley, chopped

2 Haas avocados, coarsely diced

2 tomatoes, coarsely diced

1 red onion, finely diced (optional)

2 tbsp lemon juice or 2 fresh limes

2 tbsp olive oil

Directions
Season ground turkey with ½ tbsp kosher salt and black pepper, oregano, garlic and 1 tbsp parsley and half of the diced onion.  Mix and incorporate all ingredients well.  Divide in to 4 equal parts and roll each part in to a ball.  Heat skillet (medium), stovetop or countertop grill.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil to stovetop cookware.  Flatten each portion in to a patty to about 3/4” in thickness and create a slight dent in the center of each patty with your thumb.  Place in to pan and cook on each side until browned (about 7 minutes).

In a medium bowl, mix avocadoes, tomatoes, remaining parsley, onions and olive oil.  Squeeze lime juice over ingredients or pour lemon juice over ingredients. Mix with a fork until well incorporated.

Toast burger buns or sandwich thins, if desired.

Top burgers with cheddar cheese or shaved Parmesan,  Romaine lettuce or spinach if desired.

Enjoy!!

Zulay Santana

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  • Lincoln Deviva

    Reply Reply December 8, 2010

    Thanks very much for that! My mother recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes before the winter really set in, and I found myself the owner of two or four buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all, but I did find a website full of lots more tomato recipes there. A website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internets these days!!

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