The healthy turkey and avo burger you need to try
Gotta love a juicy burger right? But there’s nothing to love about the trans fat and unnecessary kilojoules. This turkey burger recipe will not only please your taste buds, it’s also good for your health because its made from nothing more than lean meat, vegetables, herbs and spices.
Makes 6 patties.
500g lean turkey mince (you can also use chicken mince)
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, grated
1 celery stalk, finely diced
1 cup baby spinach, chopped
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
Pinch of cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy)
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 cup sesame seeds (for the crust)
For the smashed avocado:
1 avocado, 2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
20g feta cheese (optional)
To serve: bun or iceberg lettuce, greens, alfalfa and tomatoes
- Finely dice the carrot, onion, garlic and celery or blitz them in a food processor. Saute in a pan with 1 tsp coconut oil, salt and pepper until soft. Set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, combine sauteed vegetables with chopped parsley and baby spinach leaves.
- Add the mince and season with tamari soy sauce. Mix together well using a fork or combine in the food processor.
- Form into 6 palm-size patties and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Lightly coat them with sesame seeds.
- Cook patties in a pan, over low heat with a little coconut or olive oil for around 5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
- To make the avocado smash, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork.
- Serve patties on a wholegrain or Ezekiel bun with salad greens, alfalfa, tomatoes and smashed avocado. For a low-carb option, serve the burger patty wrapped in iceberg lettuce.
- NOTE: if you don’t use all the patties at once, they can be frozen for later use.
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