1 pound ground turkey

Olive oil

1 shallot, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground sage

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (use whatever herbs you have on hand)

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons Worchester sauce

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon filtered water

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Crema

1/2 ripe avocado

1 tablespoon plain yogurt, not fat-free

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon lime juice

Pinch of sea salt



Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet and saute the minced shallot for a few minutes until soft. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients including the shallots. Mix well with fork or your hands.

Form into 4 medium sized patties and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Reheat the skillet with another tablespoon of oil and cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest.

Serve with topping of choice: Dijon mustard, smashed avocado, hummus or avocado crema.

To Make the Avocado Crema

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.

Suggested side dish: oven roasted broccoli with olive oil and lemon juice and a large green salad with red onions and mini roasted peppers.

Recipe by Total Wellness Challenge at