This recipe was originally developed as a guest post for our favorite
Stay-at-Home Dad blog, Dad or Alive.
There’s no such thing as an original idea in the kitchen. I’ve recently come to this conclusion.
Don’t believe me? Think of a bizarre food combo. Now Google it.
$5.00 goes to the person who can prove me wrong. (Hopefully you take personal checks or rolled coins because with two small kids at home that’s about all I have left.)
Now imagine my frustrations when I think I’m on to something that’s going to WOW the masses, only to find 25 other “foodies” have already beat me to the punch. Well, not this time.
Strawberries. Avocado. Basil. Balsamic. Turkey Burger.
Hell, I don’t even know what to name this beast. So let’s just call him, D. Licious.
Now I’m not going to pretend that either of my kids actually ate this turkey burger. I would never lie to my adoring fans like that.
They did, however, eat D. Licious Jr.
Strawberry Avocado Relish
16 oz fresh strawberries
2 ripe avocados
1 tsp fresh lime juice
3 leaves fresh basil
2 – 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
pinch of salt
Dice the strawberries and avocado (set aside 1 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup avocado for the yogurt pops) and finely chop the basil leaves. Combine the remaining strawberries, avocado and basil in a small bowl, top with lime juice and gently toss to coat. (This will help the avocado hold it’s color.) Top with balsamic and salt then gently toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate.
Tip: this should be prepared within a few hours of eating to maintain the best visual appearance. We all know what happens to avocados once you break their seal.
Strawberry Avocado Yogurt Pops
1 cup diced strawberries
½ cup diced avocado
2 cups vanilla whole milk yogurt (I used whole milk yogurt because Chonker Baby is still under a year old. If your kids are older, feel free to use a reduced fat version)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and gently stir to combine. You don’t want to ‘smash’ the fruit, just coat evenly with the yogurt. Spoon into popsicle molds and freeze. Boom. Done.
Makes 6 burgers
1 lb ground turkey
1 clove chopped fresh garlic
¼ cup plain bread crumbs
salt & pepper to taste
6 slices fresh mozzarella
Add turkey, garlic, bread crumbs and egg in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine with a wooden spoon (or use your hands.) Divide mixture into 6 even portions then form patties and sprinkle both sides with salt & pepper. Preheat grill to high. Grill until cooked through (3 – 4 minutes on each side) then transfer to a plate/platter and cover with foil to rest for 10 minutes.
To assemble, place each patty on bun/bread of your choice (I used a crusty French loaf cut into bun sized sections), top with mozzarella and a few scoops of strawberry avocado relish.
I know, I know. This seems like an odd combination, but just look at the photo again. It’s so pretty. I swear to you, it’s a beast that truly lives up to it’s name. D. Licious.
And if you have any doubts that my kids actually ate the frozen yogurt, strawberry, avocado pops, see below:
That’s one happy customer.
OMFG. SO GOOD.
*Yes, I know. That’s a pretty bold statement to make. If you do find another recipe that’s exactly like this, please keep it in the vault. Remember, two small kids at home? Mommy needs something to call her very own. 🙂