turkey burger topped with melted swiss and avocado slices with a side of red-skinned potato salad

Grilled Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Red-Skinned Potato Salad

  • Author: Kathryn | FoodieGirlChicago
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Cuisine: American


These easy grilled chipotle turkey burgers are served with a side of a red-skinned potato salad to make a great summer meal.



For the potato salad: 

  • 2 pounds of red-skinned potatoes, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow onion, minced 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • salt and pepper to taste 

For the turkey burgers: 

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow onion 
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro leaves, chopped 
  • 2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  
  • 4 slices swiss cheese 
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 4 hamburger buns  


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot of boiling water; cook until tender, about 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and let cool slightly.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, combine mayonnaise, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk until blended. Add tarragon, oregano, salt and pepper, mix well.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl and add minced onion, stir to combine. Add dressing to potato mixture and stir to combine. Chill for at least one hour before serving.
  4. Add all of the burger ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix to combine.  Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and form into patties.  
  5. Heat a gas grill to medium heat.  Place the patties on the grill and cook for 5 minutes.  Flip the burgers and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 
  6. Turn the heat to low and add a slice of swiss cheese to each burger.  Close the grill cover and cook for 2 minutes or until cheese melts. 
  7. Remove the burgers from the grill.  Spread the bottom half of each bun with mayo, top with burger and top burger with avocado slices.  Serve immediately with a side of potato salad.