Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers with Avocado Aioli

Oh, this burger. The avocado aioli! The melty pepperjack! The cilantro! The moist (sorry) turkey! All of the things. Favorited.

Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers
Just the Tip / Adapted from Prudence Pennywise via Closet Cooking
Makes 4 burgers

What I used:

For the burgers:

  • 1 1/3 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde (I like Trader Joe’s brand)
  • salt, pepper
  • pepperjack cheese
  • olive oil/cooking spray
  • whole wheat buns and fresh cilantro, for serving

For the avocado aioli:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • salt, pepper

What I did:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the egg, breadcrumb, salsa verde, and turkey together. Season with salt and pepper and form into four large patties. If you have time, put the burgers in the fridge for an hour or so – I find that it helps turkey burgers stay together when cooking.
  2. Heat a little olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat and cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side, adding the cheese during the last 2 minutes – until the burgers reach 160 degrees. Remove to a plate and cover loosely with foil for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mash the avocado, mayo, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Spread the aioli on the buns (toasted, if you like) with a sprinkling of the cilantro leaves and top with the burgers.

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6 thoughts on “Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers with Avocado Aioli

  1. stef says:

    yup. making these. (and totally lol’ed at the moist apology.)

  2. I made these tonight and they rocked! Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. Yum, this is a MUST TRY!

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