Avocado Turkey Burgers

It’s difficult to capture the deliciousness of this burger — my photos just don’t do it justice. So you’ll have to trust me when I tell you these burgers are good! Even the male judge who generally turns his nose up when I announce we’re having turkey burgers, not hamburgers, gave it high marks!


Turkey Burgers


1 pound ground turkey*
1/2 avocado, cut into 1/4″ chunks
1/3 cup minced red onion
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Few twists of the pepper mill
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon golden flax meal
3 tablespoons water
1/4 avocado, mashed


In a small bowl combine the ground flax and 3 tablespoons water. Set aside for at least 5 minutes to thicken.

Place the ground turkey in a large bowl and break it up with your hands. Add the minced onion, thyme, salt and peppers and mix well. Pour in the prepared flax meal and thoroughly combine. Finally add the avocado chunks and carefully fold into the turkey mixture so you don’t¬†smash the avocado.

Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Shape the turkey mixture into 4 burgers and add to the hot pan. Watch carefully to insure the burgers don’t stick to the pan. Flip after 4-5 ¬†minutes and continue cooking until burgers are cooked all the way through, about 6-7 more minutes depending on thickness.

Top with mashed avocado and minced onion. We served this with a nice piece of freshly baked almond bread. Don’t forget your large salad!

*I found some good quality ground turkey at Harris Teeter on Harrison Street.

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