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 my scrummy 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. 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.

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.


Serves 4

400g turkey thigh mince

Handful of fresh parsley or coriander chopped

Salt and pepper

2 spring onions finely chopped

Coconut oil for frying

Avocado lime dip, optional

Gluten free buns

Salad and sliced tomato to serve, optional