Avocado-Bun Turkey Sliders

Avocado-Bun Turkey Sliders

1 Review
From: EatingWell.com, April 2019

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 small red onion, quartered and sliced
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, divided
  • 6 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 6 ripe baby avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, cut into 6 slices each
  • 3 leaves green-leaf lettuce, halved
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine onion, vinegar, water, sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for at least 15 minutes. Drain.
  3. Gently mix turkey, cilantro, cumin, ½ teaspoon ground chipotle and the remaining ½ 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°F, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise and the remaining ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle in a small bowl.
  5. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 468 calories; 38 g fat(6 g sat); 14 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 175 mcg folate; 45 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 858 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 40 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 135 mg sodium; 1,244 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (44% daily value), Vitamin C (40% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 8 fat, 2 lean protein, ½ vegetable

Reviews 1

May 06, 2019
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By: Haylei
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.
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