Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Grilled Guac-Turkey Burgers on Tortilla ‘Buns’

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I’ve made something similar to these a while back but today I was inspired by 2 things.

  • My Assignment from the California Avocado Commission was simply: BBQ/grilling recipes. As a self proclaimed grill whore, I was excited to say the least.
  • Tasting the most amazing guac I’ve ever had at FitBloggin‘ made by my friend Brandi. Hands down the best guac I’ve ever had!

Unfortunately I couldn’t get my hands on serrano peppers, Brandi’s “secret,” so I just did the best I had with what I could find.

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns" The result was fantastic! And my idea to use tortillas as buns was perfect! I’m going to share how I made them yesterday but next time I’m going to up the avocado even more. I’m thinking a whole one would work great. When I make it again I’ll add a note to the bottom of this post.

Here’s what I did yesterday…

  • 1/2 California avocado
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground turkey (I used 99%)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced (60g)
  • 1 small onion, diced (60g)
  • 10g fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lime (3/4 of an ounce)
  • 8 small corn tortillas (or 2 for however many you plan on eating)

Run your knife through the avocado making a small checkerboard pattern — this helps make sure there’s won’t be any large chunks.


Scoop the avocado into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns"  -- Ingredients

Combine well with hands and form into 4 patties.

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns"  - patties

Grill about 7 minutes a side over medium heat.

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns"  - Grilling

Warm the tortillas on the grill during the last few minutes of cooking.

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns"  - on Grill

I used the tortillas as a bun and topped with a bit of salsa and cilantro.

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns"  -- Finished

It was perfect!

Even the 10-Year-Old thought they looked good enough to try and gave it a shot!

Grilled Turkey-Guac Burgers on Tortilla "Buns"  - taste Test

He liked it!!  I couldn’t believe it. He’s really been surprising my lately with his adventurous eating. He’s so much more mature about food now. It’s nice!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 turkey patty and 2 corn tortillas
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
265 3g 4g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 0g 27g 30g

See other recipes using: avocado, cilantro, ground turkey, onion, red pepper, tortilla

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    Joshua Hampton

    July 6, 2015

    Wow. Those turkey burgers really do look so good.


    July 12, 2015

    We had these tonight... a hit here, too! Thank you for the recipe. The only thing I did differently was to make 5 patties instead of 4 to reduce the calorie count. Oh, and I ended up using 3/4 of an avocado.