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TURKEY BURGERS WITH CILANTRO PESTO

Yield: 4

CILANTRO PESTO
• 1 Clove garlic
• 1 Cup cilantro leaves, washed, dried & well packed
• 1/4 Cup English walnuts, chopped
• 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
• 1/4 Teaspoon salt
• 1/4 Cup olive oil

 
1) Finely chop 1 clove garlic in the food processor, fitted with the metal blade. Add cilantro and process thoroughly.

2) Add walnuts, Parmesan and 1/4 teaspoon salt; continue to process.

3) With motor running, slowly pour in oil and process well.

4) Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
 
 
TURKEY BURGERS
• 1 Pound Ground Turkey
• 1/2 onion, chopped
• 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
• 1/4 Cup prepared chunky salsa
• 1 Clove garlic, minced
• 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/2 Teaspoon salt
• 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
 
1) Preheat grill, using the direct heat method.

2) Combine turkey, onion, pepper, salsa, 1 clove garlic, oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

3) Evenly divide mixture and shape into four burgers.

4) Grill burgers over medium heat, 4 inches from the heat, for 5-6 minutes per side until poultry is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

5) Place cooked burgers in heated buns and top with 2 tablespoons cilantro pesto.

 
Nutrition Facts
Calories 530; Total Fat 33g; Saturated Fat 7g; Cholesterol 85mg; Sodium 940mg; Potassium 540mg; Total Carbohydrate 27g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 5g; Protein 31g

Recipe by The National Turkey Federation www.eatturkey.com
 

 

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