Instead of being served on traditional buns, these turkey sliders are sandwiched inside mini avocados for a clever (and low-carb) meal--because why put avocado on your burger when you can put your burger on an avocado? Quick pickled onions are a pretty and tasty topping, and chipotle mayo seals the deal. Bonus: The burgers are cooked on a baking sheet, so it's easy to whip up a whole batch.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, April 2019


Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Combine onion, vinegar, water, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for at least 15 minutes. Drain.

  • Gently mix turkey, cilantro, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Form into 6 oval-shaped patties the size of your avocados (about 2 by 3 inches) and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle in a small bowl.

  • To assemble, cut a thin slice from the bottom half of each avocado to make it more stable. Top an avocado half with 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture, about 1 tablespoon of the pickled onion, a burger, 2 tomato slices, lettuce and another avocado half. Sprinkle each slider with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 19.3g 39% DV; carbohydrates 19.8g 6% DV; dietary fiber 14.3g 57% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 37.9g 58% DV; saturated fat 6.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 45.3mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 858.3IU 17% DV; vitamin c 24.4mg 41% DV; folate 174.7mcg 44% DV; calcium 39.6mg 4% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 64.2mg 23% DV; potassium 1244.2mg 35% DV; sodium 134.9mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 16% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Tastes great! My only complaint is that using the avocado as a bun is a great idea but terrible when executed. the burger immediately falls apart and is better eaten with a fork (even though it still falls apart. If you are eating the burger with a fork use only half of an avocado instead of the whole thing. Read More