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Mexican-Spice Turkey Burgers with Avocado

The secret to these delicious, juicy turkey burgers is a blend of minced veggies and lime juice. Fresh, creamy avocado gives them the perfect finishing touch.
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1650kcal


Turkey Burgers

  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 TB lime juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 thick slices beefsteak tomato
  • 4 pieces romaine lettuce

Avocado Topping

  • ½ ripe avocado mashed
  • 1 TB minced cilantro
  • 1 TB minced red onion
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


  • Cut onion into 4 even pieces, reserve 1 for avocado topping and garnish. Place remaining 3 onion pieces, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, spices, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. (Can also be finely chopped and combined by hand). Fold in breadcrumbs and turkey. Form into 4 even patties. Chill until ready to grill. (Patties can be made up to 2 days prior to cooking.)
  • When ready to grill, make avocado topping. Mince remaining piece of onion, mash together avocado, cilantro, 1 TB minced onion (reserve rest for topping burgers), lime juice, cumin, and salt.
  • Coat a grill or grill pan with nonstick cooking spray over medium high heat. Grill burgers for 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve burgers on toasted bun topped with 1 1/2 TB avocado topping, extra red onion, lettuce and tomato.


This recipe is easily doubled to feed a crowd.


Calories: 1650kcal | Carbohydrates: 198g | Protein: 146g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 3773mg | Potassium: 5785mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 321.7% | Vitamin C: 465.8% | Calcium: 59.6% | Iron: 100.7%

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