Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Pepper Jack Cheese and Avocado

Cilantro Turkey Burger recipe.
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins


1pound 93% lean ground turkey
1/2cup cilantro, chopped
2cloves garlic, minced
1teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2teaspoon cumin
1/2teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2teaspoon onion powder
1/2teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2teaspoon canola oil
4slices pepper jack cheese
1 avocado, thinly sliced
4slices tomato
12slices jalapeño, optional
4 whole wheat hamburger buns


  1. In a large bowl mix together turkey, cilantro, garlic, Worcestershire, paprika, cumin, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper, until combined. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat; coat with the oil. Add burgers and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked to 170 degrees and no longer pink in the center. Place cheese slices on top of burgers and cover or tent with aluminum foil to melt cheese.
  3. Place burgers on buns and top with avocado slices (1/4 of the avocado per person), jalapeño (if using), and tomatoes.

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Abel – A healthy food blogger from Simply Fresh Cooking.  Rachael and her husband, Bill, have a passion for creating recipes for their blog, Simply Fresh Cooking.  They focus on using tons of fresh and natural ingredients (along with the occasional indulgence), while always keeping in mind the importance of taste.  

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 482.6
  • Fat 27.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol 103.1 mg
  • Carbohydrate 26.1 g
  • Fiber 5.5 g
  • Sugars 3.9 g
  • Protein 34.8 g