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The California Burger

Avocado slices, fresh herbs, anchovy fillets and alfalfa sprouts are the crowning glory of The California Burger.

All You MAY 2013

  • Yield: 8 burgers
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 12 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$3.01


  • 1 recipe Basic Burger, with whole-wheat buns
  • 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. 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 573
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 108mg
  • Sodium: 864mg

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