Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Guacamole and Piquillo Pepper Aioli-3

Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Spicy Aioli

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These healthy, juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, a simple guacamole, and a spicy aioli made with piquillo peppers and chipotle peppers! It’s the ultimate turkey burger recipe made in just 20 minutes!



Southwestern Turkey Burger:

  • 1.25lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper


  • 2 avocados
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Spicy Mayo:

  • 2 roasted piquillo peppers
  • 1 small chipotle peppers (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Roma Tomato, slicced
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 4 whole wheat buns


  1. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 400 degrees.
  2. To a food processor add, piquillo peppers, chipotle pepper, mayo, and lime juice. Blend until smooth and peppers are finely chopped. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl add avocado, lime juice, and salt. Using a fork, gently smash the avocado – be careful not to over smash you want it to be somewhat chunky. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl add ground turkey, diced onion, fresh cilantro, ground cumin, garlic cloves, egg, salt and pepper. Using your hands mix so everything is combined.
  5. Form ground turkey mixture into four equal patties.
  6. Place turkey burgers on grill, and grill for 4-5 minutes per side. (DO NOT push the burger with your spatula is pushes all the juices out) Remove from grill and let sit.
  7. Place whole wheat buns on grill and toast for 1 minute. Remove from grill.
  8. Assemble burger – bottom bun, lettuce, burger, tomato, guacamole, spicy mayo slathered onto top bun.
  9. Devour!

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