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Salsa Turkey Burgers with Avocado Crema

These fast, flavorful turkey burgers are the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love! Mixing some of your favorite salsa into the meat is a quick and easy way to keep the patties moist and add great flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 401kcal


  • 1 lb. ground turkey (93% lean)
  • ¾ cup your favorite salsa, divided use
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • ¼ cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 pieces butter lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced


  • Mix the turkey, ½ cup salsa, cumin, ¾ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl. Form into 4 equal patties, making a slight indentation in the center of each patty so that they cook evenly. If patties are very loose, refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium high heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Grill the patties about 5 minutes on each side until the meat is cooked through.
  • While the patties are grilling, mash the avocado, sour cream, lime juice and cilantro together in a bowl. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place a lettuce leaf on each bun bottom then top with a patty and a few slices of tomato. Top with a tablespoon of salsa. Spread some avocado crema on each bun top and close the burgers.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.7g | Protein: 26.9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 7.1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg