Sauteed Turkey Cutlets with Avocado Sauce

In this episode, two delicious ideas for weeknight meals.  Sauteed Turkey Cutlets With Avocado Sauce is simple to make, and light and flavorful for everyone in the family to enjoy. On the side is a creamy Lemon Orzo. For a new twist on chicken, try Aida’s quick and easy Honeyed Mango and Chicken Sautee With Toasted Cashews, served with Toasted Sesame Rice.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ease of Preparation: easy
Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes 
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • For the sauce:
    • 2 medium ripe Hass avocados (about 1 pound) 
    • 2 tablespoons water 
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
    • 1 tablespoons olive oil 
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • For the turkey:
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
    • 2 teaspoons lightly packed lemon zest 
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
    • 8 (4-ounce) turkey cutlets 
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
    • 1 medium ripe Hass avocado 
    • 8 basil leaves for garnish 


  1. For the sauce:
    1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth; set aside until ready to use. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more water. (Can be made up to 1 day ahead and stored, covered tightly in a refrigerator until ready to use.)
  2. For the turkey:
    1. Combine flour, zest, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag and mix thoroughly. Add half of cutlets and coat well. Remove, shaking off excess flour, and repeat with remaining cutlets.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add 2 to 3 cutlets and cook until browned, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining cutlets.
  4.  To serve, place turkey on platter, top with sauce, and garnish with a few slices of avocado and torn basil leaves.