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,

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About The Author

FOUNDER of Nourish by Jane Clarke, BSc (Hons) SRD DSc

Jane is both a dietitian and Cordon Bleu chef with more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition industry. Jane is the author of nine best-selling books, was a columnist for over a decade for The Daily Mail, Observer, The Times and The Mail on Sunday, and regularly contributes on TV. She worked with Jamie Oliver on several of his projects, including the School Meals revolution, which showed that people-power can bring about social change. It is with this same mindset and passion that she is leading Nourish by Jane Clarke, which provides a solution to the problem of undernourishment and provides empowerment and inspiration to those who are vulnerable or facing a health challenge. Jane was the first person in the UK to open a private dietetic clinic, establishing a highly successful specialist Nutrition and Dietetic practice in London that has been running for the past 27 years. She advises some of Britain’s leading sportspeople, entertainers and media professionals, and has been personal dietitian and nutritionist for David Beckham and Benedict Cumberbatch. She is particularly regarded for her work with those living with serious illnesses such as cancer, neurological degenerative conditions, dementia and stroke, supporting patients from early diagnosis right through to end of life care, across all ages, including paediatric cancers and early onset dementia. Jane has been awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to nourishing the vulnerable from the University of West London. As a qualified Dietician, Jane spearheads Nutrition and Dietetic practices in London and Leicester advising some of Britain's leading sportspeople and many of the world's biggest actors, music and media personalities, whilst also continuing to treat young children, teenagers and adults with health problems such as diabetes, IBS, dementia, depression. Jane runs a specialist cancer and dementia nutrition practice in Marylebone, where she treats patients referred by GPs, consultants, carers and relatives. Jane was David Beckham's Personal Dietician & Nutritionist during the 2006 World Cup, whilst also advising him and his team at his Football Training Academy. Her books include the best selling series “Jane Clarke's Bodyfoods”, Yummy! A Children's Nutritional Guide, Yummy Baby, Nourish and Complete Family Nutrition. She is also a regular contributor on British Television including all the major networks. She has written for The Daily Mail, Observer, London Times and The Mail on Sunday. She was the Nutritional Consultant working alongside Jamie Oliver, on his groundbreaking television series Jamie's School Dinners and Jamie's co-presenter on Eat to Save Your Life! "Jane Clarke is an exceptional nutritionist. She loves food and she's a great cook - what a tiger!" - Jamie Oliver

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