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Turkey Avocado Burger with Eggplant Fries & horseradish honey mustard

Active Time: 35 minutes / Cook Time: 20-25 minutes / Total Time: 35-40 minutes

Makes 2 servings

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Ingredients:

Burger:

  • ½ lb ground turkey, preferably dark meat
  • 2 tablespoons very finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-4 thick slices of heirloom tomato
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and sliced

Eggplant Fries:

  • 1 small eggplant (12 oz.-1 lb.)
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch each fine sea salt and ground black pepper

Horseradish Honey Mustard:

  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey (liquid)
  • ½ tablespoon horseradish, more to taste if desired
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, sea salt, and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill* to medium. Preheat oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl, mix all of the turkey burger ingredients except tomato and avocado. Form two patties, refrigerate until ready to grill.
  2. Cut off top and a small slice of bottom of eggplant. Halve lengthwise and cut halves crosswise. Cut quarters into 1” thick slices.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, mix almond meal, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder. In another bowl, beat egg.
  4. Dip eggplant fries into egg, let excess run off, and then dredge in almond mixture. Place on baking sheet at least ½” apart.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the eggplant begins to brown and the fries are slightly crispy on the outside. When done, sprinkle with salt and pepper while hot.
  6. While the eggplant bakes, make horseradish honey mustard by mixing together all ingredients in a small bowl. Set in the fridge until ready to serve.
  7. While the eggplant bakes, grill turkey burgers: hold a paper towel rubbed in coconut oil with tongs and use to oil grill grates. Grill turkey burgers 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  8. To serve, garnish two plates with any leftover salad greens, place one burger on top of each pile of greens, and top with tomato and avocado slices. Serve with fries and a side of horseradish honey mustard.

*Burgers can be baked at 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. (Turkey burgers should be cooked to a minimum of 165° F.)