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
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.