Olivia's Organics

Pesto Turkey Burgers

Spinach pesto adds amazing flavor and depth to these turkey burgers.

Yield: 4 Burgers


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 ½ cup of olive oil while the blender runs on low until well combined. Remove pesto to a bowl, stir in cheese and set aside. 

Heat 2 tablespoons 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.

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Tips & Tricks: Add leftover pesto to cooked pasta and veggies for a quick and easy meal!