This is such an easy, healthy recipe and a great hit with the children. Turkey thigh meat is really flavoursome and with a little spring onion you can create delicious lean burgers. Serve these plain  or topped with the avocado lime dip for a dose of healthy fats.  Omit the burger bun for a paleo option and serve with sweet potato wedges instead. A great weekday after school dish. The burgers also freeze well making it ideal for making up a batch so that you always have plenty of healthy offerings at home.

Turkey Burgers with Avocado Lime Dip


Difficulty – Easy

Time – Cooking time 15 minutes

Serves – 4.

What’s good about it?

An high protein and energising dish. Keep it low carb and serve it in lettuce wraps or make a burger bun using lightly pan fried flat mushrooms instead. Turkey mince is readily available and makes a nourishing alternative to red meat.

  1. Place the turkey mince in a bowl and add the spring onion, herbs and seasoning. Mix well then shape into four burgers. Chill until needed.
  2. Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan until hot. Fry the burgers 8-10 minutes until golden. Flip over and cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively bake in an oven at 190C for 20-25 minutes.
  3. To make the avocado lime dip place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mash together with a fork until smooth.
  4. Split the rolls if using. Place the burgers on the roll and top with salad, sliced tomato and a dollop of avocado spread if using. Serve immediately.


Nutrition per serving with gluten free roll and 1tbsp avocado spread 261kcal, Fat 5.4g, Carbs 22.6g, Protein 29.4g

Did you Know?

Turkey meat is a good source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It also contains plenty of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production. A high protein and low fat option this is perfect as a post training meal.  For a low FODMAP option only use about 1/8 avocado per serving.

Serves 4


400g turkey mince

Handful of fresh parsley or coriander chopped

Salt and pepper

2 spring onions finely chopped (omit or use just the tops for low FODMAP)

Coconut oil or olive oil for frying

Avocado lime dip, optional – see below

Gluten free buns

Salad and sliced tomato to serve, optional


Avocado lime dip

1 small avocado

2tbsp coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt

1tbsp lime juice and lime zest

Sea salt and black pepper to taste