Turkey Burgers with Avocado and Goat Cheese

Introducing your new favorite dinner! Fantastically spiced turkey burgers, roasted sweet potatoes with old bay and a simple Mediterranean salad – what’s not to love?

I admit this is not the best food photo I’ve taken but give me a chance to explain. That food you see below was hot and ready to eat. We were sitting down on our balcony on a beautiful spring evening and before I could take a bite I knew I had to share this with all of you. So please look past the not-so-carefully-crafted photo and trust me when I say you’ll love this. And if you don’t trust me, trust James…

James says: A culinary triumph! The way all of these ingredients blend together will revolutionize the way you think about turkey burgers. No longer will the turkey burger be resigned to a place of shame beneath it’s beef-bound brethren. Hence forth, I declare this gobbling gustatory goody a feast for real men, and the women who love them.

turkey burger, roasted sweet potatoes and vegetable salad

Source: Adapted from Martha Stewart, The Bitten Word and Me!
turkey burgers
1 pound ground turkey
4 scallions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/4 generous cup bread crumbs
3 T. of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 4 oz. log of goat cheese
1/2 avocado, sliced
couple thin slices of tomato
roasted sweet potatoes with old bay
2 big sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-size cubes
1/2 T. olive oil
3/4-1 tsp. old bay seasoning

mediterranean salad
handful of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1/4 red onion, chopped
3/4 of a cucumber, chopped
1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
2 T. red wine vinegar
2-3 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

turkey burgers
1. In a medium bowl, mix turkey, scallions, garlic, mustard, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Cover with saran and place in fridge while preparing other dishes.
2. After you flip the potatoes, start grilling the burgers. Top with some goat cheese, a slice of tomato and a couple slices of avocado

roasted sweet potatoes with old-bay seasoning
Preheat oven to 450
1. Toss potatoes with olive oil and Old-Bay seasoning. Place in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

mediterranean salad
1. Mix all vegetables in a medium bowl. Sprinkle parsley
2. In a separate smaller bowl, combine vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and small pinch of sugar. Whisk together and add ingredients to taste. Place in fridge until ready to serve.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. julia freifeld says:

    nice new photo of strawberries…in time for spring!

  2. Kat Downs says:

    I will have to try these as well, they look awesome!

  3. Emily says:

    This was a particularly good meal — highly recommended!

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