Turkey Burgers with Corn-Avocado Salsa

turkey burgers stacked tall with avocado, corn, and peppers
Prep Time: 
40 minutes
Number of Servings: 



  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 tsp ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split

Corn-Avocado Salsa

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, cooked and sliced from the cob (if using fresh corn)
  • 12 of an avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 12 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 12 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 14 cup chopped cilantro


  1. To make the burgers, mix together turkey, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Form mixture into four patties.
  2. Grill, pan fry, or broil patties until meat is cooked through. Set burgers aside.
  3. To make the Corn-Avocado Salsa, gently toss corn, avocado, bell pepper, lime juice, vinegar, and cilantro together in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Place each cooked burger on a bun. Top with Corn-Avocado Salsa and serve.
Nutrition Info: 
378 Calories, 26 g Protein, 33 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 16 g Total fat (4 g sat, 7 g mono, 4 g poly), 444 mg Sodium, ★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), C, ★★ Vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus,  Pantothenic acid, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc


The Taste for Life Test Kitchen

The Taste for Life staffers have a wide variety of backgrounds and dietary needs. We're always experimenting in the kitchen, and love to share what we cook—and what we learn in the process.