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Xyngular Corporate

Southwest Turkey Burgers

Southwest Turkey

These scrumptious turkey burgers are made with lean ground turkey breast, onions, peppers and Southwestern spices. Top them with sliced avocado and serve over a bed of arugula for a delicious, nutritious low-carb meal.

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes 

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves 4 


●  1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

●  1/2 white onion, finely chopped

●  1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped

●  Salt and pepper, to taste

●  2 cloves garlic, minced

●  2 teaspoons ground cumin

●  1 teaspoon ground coriander

●  1 teaspoon smoked paprika

●  1 1/2 pounds lean turkey breast, ground

●  1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

●  4 cups arugula

●  1 avocado, sliced 


  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and

    pepper and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to


  2. Add garlic, cumin, coriander, and paprika to the skillet and stir to cook until fragrant,

    about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.

  3. Place turkey breast in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add vegetable

    mixture and balsamic vinegar, stirring to thoroughly combine, and being careful not to

    overmix. Form mixture into 4 patties and set on a plate.

  4. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel. Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in skillet

    over medium-high heat and saute turkey burgers until golden brown, about 4 to 5

    minutes per side and internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  5. Arrange arugula on each of 4 serving plates. Place turkey burgers on arugula and top

    with sliced avocado. Serve hot. 

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