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Turkey Burgers with Guac Salsa

Makes 4 to 6 burgers.


    (pictured with Walker’s Spicy Brussels Sprouts)


    This recipe is fabulous any time of year—it’s fresh and light for the warmer months, but the flavours are rich and comforting for winter. I love making extra burgers and eating them chilled the next day with a salad—so satisfying! I also love homemade salsa and guacamole, so I combined them in this fresh, vibrant topping for the burgers.


    Turkey Burgers with Guac Salsa


    Guac Salsa
    • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • Juice of 1 to 2 limes
    • Pinch of sea salt
    • 1 organic egg (or 1 Tbsp/15 mL chia seeds soaked in 1/4 cup/60 mL water for 4 minutes)
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) wheat-free tamari sauce
    • 1 lb (450 g) ground organic turkey
    • 1 sweet onion, chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced in slivers
    • 5 to 7 crimini mushrooms, chopped
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) hot chili flakes


    Per serving:

    • calories280
    • protein18g
    • fat17g
      • saturated fat3g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates17g
      • sugars6g
      • fibre6g
    • sodium502mg



    Preheat grill to medium or oven to 350 F (180 C).


    For Guac Salsa, in small bowl, combine avocados, tomato, onion, and garlic; stir. Pour lime juice, to taste, over top and sprinkle with sea salt. Set aside.


    For burgers, in large bowl, whisk together egg and tamari. Add turkey, onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley, and chili flakes; mix well with your hands (itu2019s messy, so you might want to wear gloves). Form into 4 to 6 patties, depending on how large you like your burgers.


    Grill burgers, with lid closed and turning once, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked completely. Or bake for 7 to 9 minutes, flip them over, and bake for another 7 to 9 minutes. Serve with Guac Salsa.


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