Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu

Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu @createdbydiane 

Summer is in full swing and there is no better time to fire up the grill. Gather friends and family around and enjoy.

Summer produce is so much fun to add to the menu, with just a few additions to some favorites you will have really exciting menu.

The first thing that comes to mind for me when we BBQ is burgers, I just LOVE them. I love adding avocado on my burger, but since I am such a fan of stuffed burgers, it seemed perfect to add the avocado directly to the middle of these burgers.

Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers @createdbydiane

Do you see all that deliciousness.

Avocado turned ordinary ground turkey into a super-delicious burger.

I stuffed 1/4 of a large avocado into each 1/3 pound turkey burger, let me show you how easy it is.

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After I mixed up the ground turkey with all the necessary yumminess (recipe below) I portioned the meat to make the hamburgers, (I made 6  into 1/3 pound size balls (and the two remaining were a little smaller), then sliced them in half and placed plastic wrap on my hamburger press to help remove the burgers easily and place half the ball on the bottom then a quarter of a large avocado then the other half of the ball on top, cover with the plastic wrap then press down. The avocado will be perfectly placed in the center.

Turkey Burgers

Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Summer BBQ Menu


  • 2.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 scallion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large California Avocados cut into quarters


  • Mix turkey with bread crumbs, garlic, cilantro, scallion, salt and pepper.
  • Line a hamburger press with plastic wrap
  • divide mixture into 6 large and 2 slightly smaller hamburgers
  • roll each gently into a ball
  • divide each ball with a knife
  • place 1/2 on the press, add 1/4 of the avocado on the meat, then top with remaining 1/2 cover with plastic wrap and press until the burger is formed
  • the plastic wrap makes it easy to keep the burgers from sticking
  • Grill each burger until the meat reaches 165 degrees


Summer BBQ @createdbydiane

California Avocados sent me a great kit to inspire me to create an avocado menu. Each and every item they sent was well thought out and made entertaining easy.


Along with the burgers,

I made an Avocado Salad (with romaine, tomatoes, avocados, red onion and lemon saffron salad dressing)

Avocado Potato Salad

Cherry Guacamole & Chips

I had enough cherries I even added them to lemonade and not only did it turn the lemonade a pretty pink, it was DELICIOUS!


Avocado Party @creaetedbydiane

Next time you are heading out to the grill, take the guess work out of it and try some of these ideas. California Avocados make a wonderful addition to so many items!


More Avocado Recipes:

Grilled Goat Cheese and Avocado Sandwich

Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Guacamole

Avocado Scones

Avocado Corn Cakes

Avocado and Strawberry Margaritas

Avocado Caprese Salad

Guacamole with Goat Cheese and Bacon


I’m woking with California Avocados to bring you some delicious recipes, all opinions are my own. I happen to love California Avocados and am glad they are in season now!









  1. Clever and yummy looking! One drawback is that cooking an avocado over 40 degrees kills the enzymes. Raw, fresh avocados are just as tasty, and so much healthier!

    1. The avocado it’s creamy and delicious inside the turkey burger and can all be prepped ahead of time, which is great for a party. Which is what I did, if you prefer it on top, go right ahead and put if on after. But this is really delicious!

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