Turkey Burgers with Arugula Pesto

Peppery arugula on top of turkey burgers creates a bright and lively meal.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups packed arugula
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup almonds
  • 1 medium shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Mix the turkey, onion powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Season with ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 patties, and grill for 6–7 minutes a side or until the meat registers 160°F with a meat thermometer.
  • Process the arugula, olive oil, almonds, shallot, garlic, lemon juice, and remaining salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth. Serve arugula pesto on grilled burgers topped with slices of tomatoes and onion.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups packed arugula
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup almonds
  • 1 medium shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

  • Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Mix the turkey, onion powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Season with ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 patties, and grill for 6–7 minutes a side or until the meat registers 160°F with a meat thermometer.
  • Process the arugula, olive oil, almonds, shallot, garlic, lemon juice, and remaining salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth. Serve arugula pesto on grilled burgers topped with slices of tomatoes and onion.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat42g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium560mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars4g
Protein28g