Happy Saturday friends, and happy Spring!
I have been craving lighter foods lately, and one of the signature staples of BBQ season (which I keep telling myself is right around the corner)…burgers!
We aren’t quite at that BBQ time of year yet, but that didn’t stop me from craving a burger, so the other night, I whipped up a quick, but delicious burger recipe with an amazing pesto sauce to top it off.
The burger is delicious, but let’s face it – the pesto sauce totally makes this recipe.
Burger (makes 8 patties):
- 1 package ground turkey
- Finely chopped onion slices (amount depends on your preference – I put about half of a small sweet onion)
- 4 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
- 1 egg
- Paprika (again, amount depends on your preference – I used about ½ tsp)
- 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, scoop into ‘burger’ shapes (I used an ice-cream scoop…sounds weird, but hey, it works)
Cook using your method of choice: I fried these in a pan with coconut oil, but come spring and summer weather, hello barbeque!
- Handful fresh basil
- 1 tsp garlic
- ½ tsp oregano
- Olive oil (approx. 1 – 2 tbsp)
- Salt (to taste)
Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor (I used a Magic Bullet) – add oil slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
Then voila, put your burger and your pesto on a bed of greens and you’ve got yourself an amazing dinner! And another great thing about these burgers – they are versatile – say hello to an amazing breakfast with your leftovers!
Are you excited for lighter Spring foods?
What are your favourite Spring staples?