Food / 4 May, 2020 / Jane Clarke

How To Make Spicy Turkey Burgers With Avocado Cream

These Mexican-inspired burgers are a low-fat alternative to the usual beef burgers. The avocado cream makes a tasty replacement for commercially made ketchup or mayonnaise.

Serves 4
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 – 15 mins


For the patties

  • 450g (1lb) minced turkey
  • 50g (13?4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 mild red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 heaped tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 2 large spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

For the avocado cream

  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 heaped tbsp low-fat sour cream salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, cucumber (optional)


  • Place all the ingredients for the patties, except the oil, in a large bowl and mix well. Make sure the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Form 4 equal-sized balls of burger mixture. Place them on a chopping board and pat them down on top, and around the edges, to make 4 evenly sized patties. Do not compress the mixture too much, or the burgers will be tough when cooked.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the patties for 5-6 minutes on each side, until they are well browned and cooked through.
  • For the avocado cream, mash the avocado and the lime juice together until smooth. Mix in the sour cream and season well.
  • Assemble the burgers by placing the cooked patties in the buns, along with as many fillings as you like, and add a spoonful of avocado cream on top.

Ripe avocado adds a smooth, buttery taste to this recipe, and is packed with good fats, fibre, and vitamins.

Nutrition data per serving

  • Energy 480 kcals
  • Protein 36 g
  • Fat 18 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 43 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Fibre 3.5 g
  • Salt 1.4 g

Complete Family Nutrition, by Jane Clarke, published by DK, £16.99,

Jane Clarke's Complete Family Nutrition

Jane Clarke’s Complete Family Nutrition

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