Lunch | Dinner

California Turkey Burger

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 20 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 420


  • 19g


  • 28g


  • 31g




  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 4 Slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 Cup Arugula
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • GGluten:

    Use a gluten-free bun

  • DDairy:

    Omit cheese or use a dairy-free cheese alternative


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Heat Grill Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan.

  • 3.

    Grill Turkey Patties Shape the ground turkey into four patties and season with salt and pepper. Transfer turkey patties to the grill and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F.

  • 4.

    Assemble Burgers & Serve Serve burgers topped with pepper jack cheese, arugula, tomato, and sliced avocado. Top with any other of your favorite burger toppings and enjoy!

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes

Ground Turkey

Lean turkey can be an excellent source of protein. Protein needs may become elevated when experiencing a flare in lupus symptoms.


Avocado is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats. These types of fats may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Fatigue Buster

  • Grill Alternative

    Burgers can be cooked in a skillet on top of the stove instead of grilled.

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