parmesan turkey avocado burgers (amazing)


I told you last week I wanted to try these chicken avocado burgers with a glass of wine and a porch on the next warm Sunday. 

Ah, ask and you shall receive! Last weekend rolled around us and brought a beautiful 73-degree Sunday. And so, we burgered!

Chris and I were inspired by the Laughing Spatula's, but actually changed them quite a bit due to a few major speed bumps: 

  1. I don't have a grill. We did, however, use my Calphalon Grill and then sat on the deck. So it was close. 
  2. Trader Joe's didn't have ground chicken, so we used turkey.
  3. I don't eat garlic
  4. Or panko
  5. Trader Joe's didn't have ripe avocados, so we used what I had left. 

And yet, they were still amazing. Truly. As a turkey burger connoisseur I consider myself pretty seasoned at evaluating them and I'd give these a top rating in moisture and flavor. I highly recommend them :)


Parmesan Turkey Avocado Burgers


1. lb. ground turkey
1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 c. grated parmesan 

Spices to taste (we used salt, pepper, cayenne and onion powder. I think cumin would also be a nice add if you're feeling TexMexish.)

To Make:

Mash avocado
Mix turkey and mashed avocado in mixing bowl
Add in parm and mix well
Add spices
Roll into ~10 small patties or five large patties
Grill (or grill pan at 325) until pink is gone (~8 minutes)

Top with pickles, arugula, tomato, mustard and ketchup if you're me. Or anything else you love if you're you :) 

We ate ours with a salad and baked sweet potatoes and couldn't have been happier while we sat on the deck with the warm air and a glass of white wine. 

Next up? I think these homemade popsicles are calling my name.