We skipped the traditional bun and opted for sweet and tender-crisp grilled peppers instead to cut carbs and boost veggies in this flavor-packed turkey burger. The creamy avocado goddess sauce adds texture and keeps everything in place.

EatingWell.com, June 2021


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Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Cut tops and bottoms off bell peppers and remove the seeds. Stand the peppers up and cut down through the middle of each to make 2 halves. Flatten the pepper halves with the palm of your hand. (You'll have 8 pepper halves.) Gently mix turkey, 2/3 of the scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper together in a medium bowl. Shape the mixture into four 4-inch patties.

  • Lightly coat the bell pepper pieces with cooking spray and sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Grill until softened and charred in places but still firm, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°F, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  • Meanwhile, place avocado, cilantro, parsley, mayonnaise, vinegar, anchovy paste and the remaining scallion in a mini food processor. Process until smooth. Place each burger on a bell pepper piece. Smear with about 2 tablespoons avocado sauce, then top with a lettuce leaf and another pepper piece.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger & 2 Tbsp. sauce
304 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 82mg; sodium 412mg; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 25g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 9mg; saturated fat 4g; vitamin a iu 3212IU; potassium 746mg.