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Turkey Pesto Burgers

Updated on June 30, 2015

Turkey Pesto Burgers

Turkey Pesto Burgers
Turkey Pesto Burgers

Burgers were first made in USA. Since then the burgers has been made now all over the world and now we have all kind of burgers from cheese to ham to beef to turkey. In some countries which have a significant population who do not eat any kind of meat, those countries have invented recipe for their own burgers which are vegetable burgers or even potato burgers. Though burgers come in to the category of fast food and thus we should eat them in moderation as they are known to cause many diseases like heart diseases and obesity. But I love burgers and can never not give in to temptation of putting my teeth in to delicious burgers.


For Burger

  1. Grounded Turkey: 1 Pound or 450 grams.
  2. Sun Dried Tomatoes: ¼ cups
  3. Italian Turkey Sausage: : 1 pound or 450 grams
  4. Basil Walnut Pesto: 3 Tbsp.
  5. Shallot: 1, chopped coarsely.
  6. Red Bell Pepper: ½ chopped coarsely.
  7. Black pepper grounded: to taste
  8. Sea Salt: To taste

    For Toppings
  9. Sweet Onion: 1 large
  10. Cherry Tomatoes: 1 Cup halved.
  11. Spinach: 6 cups or a big bunch.
  12. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 Tbsp.
  13. Sea Salt : To Taste
  14. Grounded Black Pepper: To taste.

Other Ingredients:

15. Large lettuce leaves: 1 big bunch/


  1. Take a large bowl.
  2. Put grounded turkey and sausages in it and mix them well with your hands.
  3. Now take a food processor.
  4. Put sun dried tomatoes, bell pepper and shallot in it and finely chop them.
  5. Add this to turkey mixture and mix well.
  6. Add basil walnut presto in the mixture and mix well with hands.
  7. Add salt and pepper and mix well.
  8. Now make 6 large patties from this mixture and put them in refrigerator.
  9. Take a grill and pre heat to medium.
  10. Cut the onion in to slices and drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil on them.
  11. Put them on the grill and grill them on both sides for few minutes.
  12. Now take the patties out of refrigerator grill them on each side for 5 minutes.
  13. While the patties are being cooked, take a skillet.
  14. Put 1 tbsp of olive oil in it and heat it.
  15. Add cherry tomatoes and sauté for 3 minute.
  16. Now add spinach in batches and cook till they wilt but make sure they still remain bright green.
  17. Add pesto and stir for a minute.
  18. Season with salt and pepper.
  19. Now to serve take a plate.
  20. Place lettuce leaves on plate..
  21. Put a patty and then one onion slice and spinach mixture.
  22. Do same with remaining patties

Serve hot.

5 stars from 4 ratings of Turkey Pesto Burgers


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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Interesting recipe. Turkey meat is quite dry but I hope the olive oil will take care of it.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks CZCZCZ

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      I love a good turkey burger. Will give this pesto version a try one of these days.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks carol

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      These look delicious...ready to go try them. Great job and great photos. Voting up+++ and pinning in my recipes.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Mhatter.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks peggy for visiting my page and for the votes and I hope when you make them you would find them tasty.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. sounds delicious.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh my! Even though I have already eaten and it is close to bedtime, you have me salivating over this good sounding recipe. Can't wait to try it! I have new basil plants planted in the garden but still have frozen pesto from last year's batch. With the wonderful flavors from the sun dried tomatoes and all the other ingredients added to make these turkey burgers, I know that they would be delicious. Gave this a 5 star rating, up, useful and interesting votes...and will share.