My twin sister, Holly, and I made some delicious turkey burgers tonight with a
pea-basil-parsley pesto. This was a super easy recipe that you have to try! It is a low carb healthy turkey burger and pesto - keep it low carb or serve it on a toasted ciabatta role, and you have a perfect dinner!
Pea pesto Ingredients:
Take 1 cup of frozen peas and run them under hot water to thaw them.
Add the peas, garlic, pine nuts, parsley, basil, grated parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper to your Cuisinart. Make sure to taste it just in case you need more salt and olive oil - that could be the answer to make sure it tastes OK!
Delicious pea pesto! Put aside for when you are ready to use. The lemon juice should help to keep it's green vibrant color. How easy and beautiful! The pesto reminded us of a combination of pesto and a chimi-churi sauce. I posted about a chimi-churi sauce David and I made in a different article on this blog. The pesto we made tonight has a great garlicy flavor and adds something to any dish - you could put this on crostinis for a great appetizer, maybe with a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese (I see a future post!), or on a grilled chicken breast or grilled steak.
Now for the turkey burgers!
Mix ingredients together - hands are the best tools for this - (make sure not to over mix, as this makes the meat tough!) Get a hot pan sizzling hot ready with some olive oil so that you can sear the patties. Be sure to place them on the hot pan, and don't move them for as long as possible, so they get that nice brown crust on them!
The finished product! Melt your favorite cheese over the burgers, after searing them for 3-4 minutes on each side. It is best to cover with a lid so the cheese can melt with the steam. We used colby jack cheese - a nice mellow cheese that won't hide too much flavor of the burger but provide that cheesy goodness that we all crave on a burger. I served on a toasted ciabatta bun - put a bit of mayonnaise (I always use the real thing), add the pea pesto, sliced heirloom tomato and red onion. Enjoy!!!
4/1/2015 05:32:50 pm
While I am skeptical of peas in a pesto, it's hard to argue with a finished product. Well done girls!
4/2/2015 12:00:55 am
Those look fantastic! I love the pea pesto and the heirlooms. We might have to make these this weekend!
4/2/2015 01:13:45 am
That looks awesome. And the pictures also look spectacular. Keep up the great posts.
4/3/2015 05:40:19 am
I had no idea you had this blog, Heth! Totally going to comb through this bad boy for some yummy recipes like these turkey burgers and pea pesto! mmm
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