Turkey burgers with guacamole

  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Takes: 20 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • Serves: 4


  • 260g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1½tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large avocado, mashed
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • half a 85g bag watercress, chopped
  • 1tbsp natural live yogurt
  • 4 turkey steaks (approx 100g each)
  • 1tsp mild chilli powder
  • 4 large malted grain baps
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Each serving contains 560 calories, 12.2g sugar, 19g fat, 4g saturates and 1.4g salt.


Coat the potato wedges with 1tbsp of oil, then spread onto a baking sheet. Bake the wedges in a preheated oven 200°C, 180°C fan, Gas 6 for 30 minutes, turning regularly until browned.

Meanwhile, place the turkey steaks under the grill on a low-medium heat. Grill for about 20 minutes or until the steaks are cooked through.

Mix the avocado, tomatoes, watercress and yogurt together to form a guacamole, then season.

Sprinkle each side of the turkey with chilli, add to a large pan with the rest if the oil and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Cut the baps into halves and spread the guacamole onto each half. Add a turkey breast and a lettuce leaf and serve with potato wedges.

Healthy tip
Turkey is low in fat and high in protein. Avocados are rich in cholesterol-lowering monounsaturates and sweet potatoes are a good source of betacarotene. Watercress provides calcium and iron.

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