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You Can Have Your Burger and Eat It Too! Turkey + Avocado Burger with the Works

June 29, 2013 by Joan Nova in Meat, Poultry, Sandwiches | 14 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good burger? I know I do, but I don’t like sacrificing near to a whole day’s worth of calories and consuming food that I know is not really good for me.

This burger is packed with flavor; in fact, it’s tastier than the traditional cheeseburger and it contains significantly fewer calories, saturated fat and sodium.

90% lean ground turkey mixed with half a Haas avocado provides healthy fat and juiciness
seasoned with salt, pepper, dried herbs, paprika and chipotle powder for punch

100 calorie whole grain English muffin toasted

topped with a thin slice of morel-leek jack cheese I found in the deli section of my supermarket and

caramelized onions + mushrooms

Ketchup has lots of sugar and sodium. This fresh tomato relish was made by pulsing a few grape tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, 1 basil leaf, and a splash of cider vinegar.

The burger was accompanied by a ear of corn that had been lightly rubbed with olive oil and dry seasonings, roasted in a high heat oven, then finished with lime zest and red + black cracked pepper (no butter).

Absolutely delicious, totally satisfying … and limited guilt.

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  1. I am drooling. Love the idea of mixing the avocado into the turkey!
    Abbe@This is How I Cook recently posted..Give Me Some Sauce Tuesday/Wednesday or Jamaican JerkMy Profile

  2. Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    The avocado mixed in with the meat was a daring idea…I cannot wait to try doing this. This burger is amazing and I want one.

  3. I absolutely love your originality. Who else would have thought to mix the avocado with the turkey? Healthy, delicious, original–your signature notes!
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  4. Giz says:

    Now that’s what I call a burger! You knocked this one right out of the park.

  5. Joan,
    My mouth is WATERING! Looks decadent!
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  6. sippitysup says:

    I made the “other kind” of burger you mentioned in this article. High calories and all. Now I feel bad (not really). GREG
    sippitysup recently posted..A Day in the Life of a Los Angeles Times 5 Star Steakhouse BurgerMy Profile

  7. Vicki says:

    I want to try this one right away! Looks delicious, and the tomato relish perfect for my sister with sugar issues! Thanks you so much!

  8. Looks fantastic Joan. I would have to hide the fact that it’s turkey from my husband, but I know he would really go for the mushrooms and homemade tomato relish.
    Sam
    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen recently posted..Italian Style Fresh Tomato Salsa – One of the Best Topping I’ve found to Dress up Chicken or FishMy Profile

  9. Nuria says:

    This is more than good! What a cosmical coincidence! I’m uploading my healthy burger version tomorrow!!!!! But i dont know if it will be this awesome :D
    I have t try yours. Happy 4th of july!!!!

  10. I’m back to say I made the tomato relish and we loved it!
    Sam
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