Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Zucchini and Avocado Crema

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Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Zucchini and Avocado Crema
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ pounds ground turkey
  2. 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1/3 cup red onions, finely chopped
  4. 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1½ cups spinach, chopped
  6. 1 medium zucchini, grated with peel (reserve liquid)
  7. ½ bunch fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  8. ½ teaspoon salt
  9. ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Avocado Crema
  1. 1-2 avocados (I prefer Haas)
  2. ½ lime, juiced
  3. ¼ cup sour cream
  4. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  5. ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  6. 1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely chopped
  7. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  8. ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
Turkey Burgers
  1. Coat a large saute pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper; bring to a medium-high heat. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 50-60 seconds (making sure garlic does not burn). Turn off the heat and let cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey (do not over mix), 1 tablespoon olive oil, onions, garlic, spinach, zucchini, zucchini liquid, salt and pepper. Shape into patties.
  3. Grill or sauté burgers on medium heat until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F.
Avocado Crema
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy.
  2. Transfer crema to a small bowl. If not using immediately, press a sheet of plastic wrap onto the surface and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
Notes
  1. Adding spinach and zucchini to the burgers is a great way to get kids to eat the "green stuff"!
  2. Enjoy.
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