Pesto Turkey Burgers

Spinach pesto adds amazing flavor and depth to these turkey burgers.
Yield: 4 Burgers

Ingredients

Pesto

  • 1 packed cup fresh basil
  • 1 packed cup Olivia’s Organics Baby Spinach
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 

Burgers

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red pepper - diced
  • 1 small onion - diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 handful Olivia’s spinach 
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 4 burger rolls

Preparation

  • Make the pesto: In a blender, add the basil, spinach and pine nuts. Pulse a few times to combine. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and blend. Slowly drizzle in the 1/2 cup of olive oil while the blender runs on low until well combined. Remove pesto to a bowl, stir in cheese and set aside. Tip - add leftover pesto to cooked pasta and veggies for a quick and easy meal
  • Heat 2 tbs of olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the red pepper and onion, and sauté for approximately 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cooled red pepper and onions. Shape into 4 burgers and cook on either a grill pan or sauté pan. Just before the burgers are cooked, top with a slice of cheese. Cook until turkey burgers are cooked through and cheese is melted.
  • Serve the turkey burgers on rolls topped with pesto and fresh spinach. 

Categories: Sandwich, Spinach