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Naked Turkey and Smashed Avocado Burger

Ayesha Curry
by Ayesha Curry
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Naked Turkey and Smashed Avocado Burger

Starting (or re-committing to) your health and fitness goals is even easier with this turkey and smashed avocado burger recipe from Ayesha Curry. It’s so full of fresh and spicy flavor you won’t even miss the bun.

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Naked Turkey and Smashed Avocado Burger


For the turkey burger

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Sliced tomato for topping
  • Lettuce, for wrapping

For the smashed avocado

  • 2 avocados, pitted
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the spicy mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp honey


In a large bowl, add ground turkey, mayo, and seasonings. Mix gently until well incorporated. Make 4-inch diameter patties.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through and lightly browned.

Serve with smashed avocado and tomato slices wrapped in lettuce, with Spicy Mayo dipping sauce on the side.

For the smashed avocado, mash all the ingredients together in a bowl until fully incorporated.

For the spicy mayo, mix together in a bowl and set aside.

Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 burger

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 546; Total Fat: 44g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 16g; Cholesterol: 90mg; Sodium: 689mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 25g

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About the Author

Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry

A New York Times bestselling author and TV host with more than 7.8 million followers on Instagram, Ayesha’s accessible (and healthy) approach to cooking has made her one of the most sought-after food and lifestyle experts.


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