Turkey Avocado Burgers

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Turkey burgers topped with creamy basil sauce, fresh greens, and avocado.  



For the Herb Dressing

  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped basil
  • Juice from one lemon

For the Turkey Burgers

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted

For the Toppings

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts


  1. Make the Dressing: place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a container with a lid and place it in the refrigerator while you make the burgers. The dressing will be thin, but will thicken as it chills.
  2. Make the Burgers: Mix all of the ingredients for the burgers in a medium bowl until just combined. Divide the mixture into four parts. Form the meat into patties approximately 4 inches in diameter. Heat a grill pan or non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Cook the patties for five minutes or so on each side. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer. It should read at least 165 degrees. Let the patties rest for a few minutes on a plate or cutting board.
  3. Build the Burgers: Top each burger with 1 tablespoon of the herb dressing followed by 1/4 of the avocado, 1/4 cup of the spinach and 1/4 cup of the sprouts.


The recipe for the dressing makes more than you will need to save the extra for salads, sandwiches, or more turkey burgers later in the week. Or, skip making it and use a bottled green goddess dressing instead.

The nutritional information does not include the hamburger buns.

The dressing is adapted from Ina Garten’s Basil Green Goddess Dressing recipe