ARUGULA PESTO TURKEY BURGERS

​3 cups arugula
6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6 tbsp slivered almonds
3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped
Pinch salt
2 lb (1 kg) ground turkey
3/4 cup panko
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Canola oil*
8 hamburger buns
Brie cheese slices, optional*
Buttermilk Slaw (Click for recipe)*

​1. To prepare pesto, place arugula, olive oil, almonds, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic and pinch of salt in a blender; purée until smooth.
2. Transfer pesto to a bowl.  Add turkey, panko, pepper and 1/2 tsp salt; stir to combine.  Shape mixture into 8 patties.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
3. Brush both sides of patties with canola oil.
4. Grill patties over medium heat on natural gas barbecue until completely cooked.
5. Serve in buns with brie and Buttermilk Slaw Makes 8.
 
Nutritional analysis per burger:
487 calories, 25.9 g fat, 30.2 g protein, 32.4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 553 mg sodium
*Ingredient not included in nutritional analysis.
 
 
Last updated on June 14, 2019