Happy Monday, friends! It’s so nice to say that again!
Jeff and I are celebrating our last week of summer vacation in San Francisco and SLO, a trip we’ve both been looking forward to for such a long time!
Despite being in full recovery mode for the past few weeks, I found that one of the things I could still do was cook, which I was so thankful for. And since old habits die hard, I suppose, I couldn’t resist snapping a few shots of some of the creations as well. Nothing too fancy, but it felt good to accomplish something besides copious amounts of sleep during the day.
When I do eat meat, turkey burgers are definitely one of my cravings. And since our CSA has continually gifted us with basil this summer, I can’t stop making pesto! Every week, I’ve been making a batch with the fresh basil and freezing it in our ice cube tray for later use. Somehow though, my stock pile hasn’t been building up as much as I wanted because I keep pulling some out to use all the time!
With this recipe, I borrowed some of the kale almond pesto and spiced it up with a little jalapeño. Jeff thought I was a little crazy to combine the two but the flavors compliment each other so well! I also topped the burgers with a little feta and avocado to balance out the heat.
Hope you enjoy!
Jalapeño Pesto & Feta Turkey Burgers
Makes 2 burgers
10 ounces ground turkey meat
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup kale almond pesto
1/2 jalapeño, deseeded and minced
red onion slices
Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Meanwhile, combine turkey meat, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper, and worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Mix well and form into two patties, then place in frying pan.
Once the turkey burger patties are in the frying pan, sear them on both sides and then cover with a lid. Steam the burgers until cooked all the way through, about 6-7 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, combine pesto with the jalapeño in a small bowl, mixing well, or use a small mixer to ensure an even distribution.
Assemble burgers by smashing some avocado onto a wheat roll and then topping with a turkey patty, jalapeño pesto, feta cheese, tomato, and red onion.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Time: 20 minutes