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California Avocado Blue Burger

Total time:

18 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

8 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
500 Calories
24 g Fat
8 g Fiber
850 mg Sodium
32 g Carbs
California Avocado Blue Burger


What makes a burger a California burger? Why California Avocados, of course! And this California burger recipe adds sriracha mayo and blue cheese for a taste combination that zings.

You’ll have a line forming at the grill when you make these for your next barbecue, so make sure you have plenty of California Avocados on hand. You wouldn’t want to run out!


Serves: 4

1 1/3 lbs. lean ground beef
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 whole grain burger buns
2 Tbsp. sriracha mayonnaise
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
8 slices red onion
8 slices tomato
4 oz. Crumbled Blue Cheese
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Preheat a grill to high. Form burger meat into loosely packed patties and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 4 minutes on each side to reach medium rare.
  2. During the last two minutes, add the buns to the grill, flipping once.
  3. Remove burgers and buns from grill and spread sriracha mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun. Top with shredded lettuce, onion, burger patty, tomato, avocado, and blue cheese.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a fresh watermelon salad.

Beverage Pairing: Cold avocado ale or iced tea.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 500
Total Fat 24 g (Sat 10 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 8 g)
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 850 mg
Potassium 880 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 3 g
Protein 46 g

Vitamin A 1644 IU; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 224 mg; Iron 5.1 mg; Vitamin D 11 IU; Folate 94 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0. 2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 35%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 20%; Iron 30 %.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Sabrina Modelle is the author and photographer behind the popular blog, The Tomato Tart. Her recipes and photographs have been featured on The Huffington Post, The Discovery Channel’s Green Wine Guide, The Jerusalem Post, and in The Green Market Baking Book (Sterling Press, 2010). Sabrina has been a web designer, usability expert, and brand consultant since 1994 and has worked with clients from Pepsi and Pet Smart to The ACLU and ASPCA. When she’s not working or instagraming, Sabrina can be usually be found at her home in the redwoods with her nose in a cookbook and a dog in her lap.

Sabrina is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.


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