Turkey Burgers with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Happy 4th of July! This is my favorite burger recipe!

If you are trying to eat healthier, you can still enjoy a good burger by making smart choices when cooking. I use ground turkey because it is leaner than beef. I also add fresh and healthy toppings. Last, instead of using processed condiments, like ketchup and mayo, I’m using a fresh avocado and cilantro sauce. You can eat this burger by itself or pair it with some sweet potato fries!

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients for burger:
6 oz of ground turkey (3 oz per patty)
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
pinch of salt & pepper
avocado oil spray
whole wheat burger buns
4 slices of tomato
2 romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions for burger:

  1. In a medium size bowl, place ground turkey and add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well with hands and separate into two burger patties.
  2. Heat grill pan over medium to high heat. Spray pan with avocado oil spray so the burgers don’t stick. Cook burgers until no longer pink, about 4-5 minutes/side. Serve on a whole wheat bun with desired toppings.

Ingredients for sauce:
1/2 hass avocado
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp plain greek yogurt

Instructions for sauce:

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts for 1 burger w/ sauce:
Calories: 310
Carbs: 26g
Protein: 25g
Fat: 12g