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Turkey burger on a lettuce wrap

Tasty Turkey Burgers With Avocado

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 347 kcal
Author Tessa AlgaeCal


  • 9 oz turkey (minced)
  • iceberg lettuce
  • 6 oz beefsteak tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 oz baby spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp southwest spice blend
  • 3 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper (as needed)


  1. Prep your veggies. Peel then mince or grate garlic. Zest then juice lemon. Cut tomato into ¼ inch slices. Peel, pit, and thinly slice avocado.

  2. Prep your dressing. In a small bowl, combine mayo, cottage cheese, lemon zest, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Stir to combine and set aside.

  3. Make your patties. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, panko breadcrumbs, garlic, dijon mustard, southwest spice blend, and salt and pepper as needed. Form turkey mixture into two 4-inch wide patties. (Note your mixture may feel wet, but this is normal!)

  4. Cook your burgers. Heat your grill or add a drizzle of olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add your patties and cook 5-6 min per side, until golden-brown and cooked through. (Note your patties should reach a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.)

  5. Put it all together! Spread half the dressing on the iceberg lettuce buns, then layer with patties, spinach, tomato, and avocado slices. Enjoy. :)

Recipe Notes

Feel free to tweak these ingredients as you see fit. For example, you can leave out the mayo or swap it for an avocado oil-based mayo that contains healthy fats. You can also make these gluten-free by omitting the bread crumbs!

*Don't see southwest spice blend at your local grocery store? No problem! You can make it yourself by combining: 1 tbsp salt, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp ground cumin, 2 tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa.

Nutrition Facts
Tasty Turkey Burgers With Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 813mg23%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 3769IU75%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 366mg37%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.