The California Burger

The California Burger Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Avocado slices, fresh herbs, anchovy fillets and alfalfa sprouts are the crowning glory of The California Burger.


8 burgers

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 573
Fat 33 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 44 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 108 mg
Sodium 864 mg


2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 scallions, white and light green parts, sliced
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
2 tinned anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry and chopped, optional
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup alfalfa or radish sprouts
Assorted toppings (optional):


1. Prepare burgers as recipe directs. Keep patties refrigerated until ready to cook.

2. Peel, pit and coarsely chop 1 avocado. Place in a food processor and add lemon juice, parsley, basil, scallions, garlic and anchovy fillets, if desired. Pulse several times to chop. Add mayonnaise and yogurt. Process, stopping and scraping sides of bowl as needed, until smooth.

3. Grill or broil burgers as recipe directs. Peel, pit and slice remaining avocado lengthwise. Place burgers on bottoms of buns. Divide sprouts among burgers. Top with avocado slices and spoon sauce on top. Serve immediately with assorted toppings, if desired.

May 2013
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