A big, beefy burger straight from the grill is great for the occasional indulgence, but with a few changes you can get a delicious and nutritious substitute.  By using ground turkey and adding some toppings full of flavor (sweet mango) and “good” fats (Hass avocado), you’ve got a burger that’s tasty and easy on the waistline. These toppings also pack a nutritional punch.  Mangos are bursting with vitamins A and C and contain antioxidant nutrients.  Hass avocados deliver nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds for good health.Combined with the savory turkey burger, the sweet mango and creamy avocado make a perfect full-flavored dish. 


  • 1 Pound Ground turkey, 7 percent fat
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 Ripe mango, cut in slices
  • 1 Hass avocado, cut in slices
  • 4 Pieces whole wheat pita
  • 4 Leaves butter lettuce


Step 1:

To prepare the burger, in a medium bowl, gently mix the turkey, salt, parsley, oregano and garlic.

Step 2:

Form into four patties, each about one-inch thick.

Step 3:

To cook the burgers, use a non stick griddle pan. Heat very hot.

Step 4:

To cook the burgers, use a non stick griddle pan. Heat very hot and spray the pan lightly with olive oil.

Step 5:

Griddle the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through (to an internal temperature of 165°F).

Step 6:

Split the pita open and lightly toast.

Step 7:

Place one turkey burger in each pita with a leaf of butter lettuce. Top with slices of mango and avocado and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 375 Total fat: 17 g Sat. fat: 4 g Protein: 25 g Carbs: 38 g Fiber: 12 g Cholesterol: 100 mg Sodium: 500 mg