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Ingredients
  • AVOCADO SALSA
  • 1 ripe avocado, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce
  • Salt (to taste)
  • TURKEY BURGERS
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • --------------------------
  • 1 large red bell pepper, quartered and seeded
  • 4 cups arugula or mixed greens
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted sunflower seeds, toasted

Turkey Burgers with Avocado Salsa

Karin Lazarus | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Calories per serving: 342

Turkey and egg both provide tryptophan, and you'll find much-needed magnesium in the greens and sunflower seeds. Turkey tends to be more fragile and may stick to the grill due to its low fat content, so oil the grate before heating, or use foil.

Directions
  1. Thoroughly mix all avocado salsa ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl, combine ground turkey, wheat germ, lemon juice, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form mixture into four patties.
  3. Oil grill grate (or lay a piece of aluminum foil on grill) and heat. Cook turkey burgers and red pepper quarters for about 4 minutes on each side. Remove; cut grilled red peppers into thin strips.
  4. Toss arugula or mixed greens with olive oil and lemon juice; divide among four plates. Top each with a burger and avocado salsa; garnish with grilled red pepper strips and sunflower seeds. Serve right away.

PER SERVING: 342 cal, 48% fat cal, 19g fat, 3g sat fat, 102mg chol, 32g protein, 15g carb, 6g fiber, 397mg sodium

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