Grilled Turkey Burgers with Avocado and Cheese


Dive into the sunny flavors of our California Dream Grilled Turkey Burgers with Avocado and Cheese! These burgers offer a healthier twist, featuring lean turkey meat, creamy avocado, and melted cheese, all packed between soft burger buns. It's a dish that promises the delightful blend of textures and tastes, perfect for a summer BBQ or a nutritious family meal.

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Avocado and Cheese

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 burger

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 35g


  • Ground turkey - 1 pound
  • Avocado, sliced - 1
  • Cheddar cheese, slices - 4
  • Whole wheat burger buns - 4
  • Lettuce leaves - 4
  • Tomato, sliced - 1
  • Red onion, thinly sliced - 1
  • Garlic powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil - for brushing

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix ground turkey with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly brush the turkey patties with olive oil.
  3. Grill the patties for about 5 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. In the last minute of grilling, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt.
  4. Toast the whole wheat buns on the grill for a minute.
  5. Assemble the burgers by placing a lettuce leaf on each bun bottom, followed by the grilled turkey patty, a slice of tomato, a few avocado slices, and red onion.
  6. Top with the bun tops and serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Don't overmix the turkey mixture to keep the patties juicy.
  • Make sure the grill is hot before cooking the patties for a good sear.
  • For extra flavor, add a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the turkey mixture.
  • Serve with a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh salad.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I cook these burgers on a stovetop?

Yes, use a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.

How can I make these burgers gluten-free?

Use gluten-free buns or lettuce wraps instead of regular buns.

Can I add other toppings to the burgers?

Absolutely, feel free to customize with your favorite toppings like bacon, pickles, or a special sauce.

Your California Dream Grilled Turkey Burgers with Avocado and Cheese are ready to bring a taste of the West Coast right to your table. Enjoy the light yet satisfying flavors, perfect for a sunny day or a casual get-together. These burgers are not just a meal; they're a celebration of fresh, wholesome ingredients. So, fire up the grill and get ready for a deliciously healthy treat!