Turkey burgers with avocado yogurt and sweet potato chips

Low in saturated fat

  • Low Fat


4 tsp vegetable oil

500g turkey thigh or breast mince

2 tsp Wahaca habanero chilli sauce (or another chilli sauce)

50g fresh breadcrumbs

3 garlic cloves, crushed

28g pack coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves torn

1 lime, zest and  ½ juice

2 sweet potatoes (about 300g each), cut into 1.5cm-thick chips

1 small avocado

75ml low-fat Greek style natural yogurt

4 wholemeal seeded rolls, halved and toasted


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6; heat 3 tsp oil in a baking tray. Thoroughly mix the turkey, chilli sauce, breadcrumbs, garlic, coriander stalks and ½ the lime zest; season and shape into 4 patties roughly 2cm thick.

2. Carefully scatter the sweet potato chips in the hot oil, making sure they are spread out evenly; season and bake for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway, until crisp.

3. Meanwhile, set a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and brush the burgers with the remaining 1 tsp oil. Fry for 5 minutes on each side, until browned, then place on a foil-lined tray in the oven below the chips and bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

4. With a fork, mash the avocado, yogurt and remaining lime zest and juice; season. Stir through the coriander leaves just before serving.

5. Assemble the burgers in the buns with the avocado yogurt and remaining coriander leaves, with more chilli sauce and extras such as sliced tomato, red onion or baby gem leaves, if liked. Serve with the chips.

Why we're eating...

Turkey mince

High in protein and low in saturated fat, this is a good red-meat substitute. Use it like any other mince in burgers and meatballs.

Sweet potatoes

Try these instead of regular spuds for chips, mash or roasties. They’re a good source of potassium, and rich in vitamins A and C.


Limes are rich in vitamin C, which helps to protect your body’s cells from damage. They’re great for seasoning food instead of using salt.

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Turkey burgers with avocado yogurt and sweet potato chips
  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,457kJ
Fat 18.4g
Saturated Fat 4.8g
Carbohydrate 66.6g
Sugars 14.1g
Protein 37.9g
Salt 1.1g
Fibre 9.1g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Aug 28 13:15:00 BST 2014.