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Lettuce-Wrapped Turkey Burger with Basil Guac

Who doesn’t love a turkey burger? This one is light and satisfying, getting lots of its fresh flavor from the herbs and texture from the crunchy lettuce.

Serves 2

for the basil guac:

1 small avocado

1 small bunch basil leaves

½ clove garlic

juice of 1 lime

½ cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

for the burger:

½ pound dark-meat turkey

2 tablespoons chopped chives

¼ cup chopped cilantro

zest of 1 lime

1 teaspoon salt

to serve :

4 heart lettuce leaves for wrapping

beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, in thick slices

1. Combine all the ingredients for the basil guac in a powerful blender until smooth, set aside.

2. Combine all the ingredients for the turkey burger and form into 2 patties.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat, brushing it with a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill the burger for a couple of minutes on each side until it’s fully cooked.

4. To assemble, open your lettuce leaf and place the tomato slice in it. Then top with the burger and a schmear of basil guac. Wrap and enjoy!

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