These delicious pesto turkey burgers are perfect for a summer bbq, but they also make a quick and easy midweek meal.

If you have the time, we really recommend preparing your own fresh wild garlic pesto to use in the dish, but you can use a jar from the supermarket if you prefer.

Looking for a vegan alternative? Here's our favourite vegan pesto recipe.


  • 500g pack of Essential Waitrose British turkey breast mince
  • 2tbsp Sacla Classic Basil Pesto or pre-prepared wild garlic pesto
  • 4 Salad onions Thinly sliced
  • 1 pack of Waitrose Italian-Style ciabatta rolls
  • 2 Large tomatoes Thickly sliced


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6. In a large bowl, mix together the mince, pesto and salad onions. Using damp hands, shape into four even-sized burgers.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the burgers in a large, non-stick frying pan for 5-8 minutes on each side until browned and completely cooked through.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, heat the ciabatta rolls for 8-10 minutes, according to packet instructions.

  • STEP 4

    Split the rolls and place a couple of tomato slices on the base of each. Top with the burgers, drizzle with a little extra pesto if you wish, replace the top of the roll and serve.

Leftover pesto? Why not try this roast vegetable and pesto bulgur wheat tray bake for a simple midweek meal, or add it to this red onion and pesto tart to impress your bbq guests.

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose – thousands of recipes can be found at