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Pesto turkey burgers

  • Serves 4

These pesto turkey burgers are super simple to make and perfect for summer

Pesto turkey burgers

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.

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Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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 waitrose.com/recipes.

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