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Spiced turkey burgers with guacamole recipe

Spiced turkey burgers with guacamole recipe

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A satisfying but light alternative to classic barbecue grub, this turkey burger recipe layers a chilli-spiced patty with crisp lettuce, sweet pepers and homemade guacamole, sandwiched in a soft burger bun. Give this turkey burger a go at your next barbecue! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 minutes to prepare, 10 mins to cook
  • 426 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


For the guacamole

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 8 vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

For the burgers

  • 1/2tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp parsley
  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 1 heaped tsp mild chilli powder

To serve

  • 1 large red pepper, thickly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • burger buns, toasted
  • lettuce to serve
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 23%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    11g 13%
  • Salt

    1.2g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.4g Protein 35.9g Fibre 7.6g


  1. Mix together the guacamole ingredients. Season and set aside for the moment.
  2. For the burgers, heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and the remaining 2 garlic cloves for a few minutes.
  3. Allow them to cool, then tip into a bowl and add the parsley, mince and chilli powder. Season and mould into 4 burgers.
  4. Brush the burgers with oil and grill for about 4 minutes each side until cooked through, with no pink showing.
  5. Cook the pepper and onion slices on the barbecue, until softened.
  6. Serve in toasted buns with lettuce, the peppers and onions, and some guacamole.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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