Turkey Burgers With Guac Salsa Recipe

A light and comforting dish anytime of year.


1 egg (or 1 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 1⁄4 cup water for 4 minutes)
2 tbsp wheat-free tamari sauce
1 lb ground organic turkey
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
8 sundried tomatoes, sliced in slivers
5-7 cremini mushrooms, chopped
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp hot chili flakes

Guac Salsa:
2 ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1 to 2 limes
Pinch of sea salt


Guac Salsa:

Step 1:  In a small bowl, combine avocados, tomato, onion and garlic; stir.

Step 2: Pour lime juice to taste over top and sprinkle with sea salt. Set aside.


Step 1: Preheat grill to medium or oven to 350°F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together egg and tamari.

Step 3: Add turkey, onion, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley and chili flakes; mix well with your hands (it’s messy, so you might want to wear gloves). Form into 4-6 patties, depending on how large you like your burgers.

Step 4: Grill burgers, with the lid closed and turning once, for 10-12 minutes or until cooked completely. Or bake for 7-9 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 7-9 minutes. Serve with Guac Salsa.

Reprinted with permission from Joyous Health (2014, Penguin Canada).

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