California Avocado Salsa Burgers

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20 g
Total Fat
37 g
Total Carbs
30 g
80 mg

A kicky California Avocado salsa is the hero of these chicken or turkey burgers, which are served on Kaiser rolls with baby lettuces. Blue cheese is an optional topping.


Serves: 4
1/2  cup  seeded and diced tomatoes
Tbsp.  minced white onion
1/2    serrano pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced, or more to taste
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
1 1/2  Tbsp.  minced cilantro, optional
1/2  tsp.  sea salt, divided
lb.  lean ground turkey or chicken
  Kaiser rolls, split (or your favorite buns/bread)
cup  spring mix baby lettuces and greens
1/4  cup  mayonnaise, optional

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Gently combine tomatoes, onion, serrano, avocado, cilantro (if using) and half the salt. Set aside.
  2. Stir remaining salt into the ground turkey or chicken. Form into patties and cook over medium heat until they reach 165 degrees F, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Warm the rolls if desired.
  4. Spread the bottom half of the rolls with mayonnaise if using, then add the cooked burgers. Top with spring mix, avocado salsa and the tops of the rolls. Serve immediately. Note, some of the salsa and spring mix may spill out onto the plates. That’s ok, just grab a fork and enjoy!

Variation (shown in picture)
Top each burger with 1 Tbsp. blue cheese crumbles before adding the spring mix and California Avocado salsa.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with tortilla chips.

Beverage Pairing: A frosty margarita.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 440
Total Fat 20 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Total Carbs 37 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 30 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 680 mg
Potassium 681 mg

Vitamin A 71 mcg; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 94 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 149 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.28 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 8%; Iron 20 %; Vitamin D 0%


Nutrition Information Per Serving WITH BLUE CHEESE:

Calories 520; Total Fat 27 g (Sat 6 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 5 g, Mono 13 g); Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 930 mg; Potassium 935 mg; Total Carbohydrates 42 g; Dietary Fiber 7 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein 32 g; Vitamin A 104 mcg; Vitamin C 23 mg; Calcium 147 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 184 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.34 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 10%; Iron 20 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

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