Friday, August 22, 2014

Planet Earth Turkey Burgers

Ingredients for burgers:
8 slices Arnold Potato Bread, toasted
1 lb turkey, ground
1 lemon, juiced and zest
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
4 ozs feta cheese crumbles
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp course black pepper
1 small avocado, sliced
1 cup fresh spinach

Pesto recipe:
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup basil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup cashews
2 cloves garlic
4 TBS olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp course black pepper

1.  Toast bread, put aside
2.  Take remaining ingredients and add to medium size mixing bowl.  Blend well incorporating all ingredients.  Mold into 4 patties.
3.  Grill or pan fry on both sides until done.  If you pan fry, spray non stick pan with cooking spray before adding burgers.  Grill or cook for approx. 4-5 mins on each side.
4.  Add burger to toasted bread.  Top with sliced avocado, spinach and pesto to your liking.

Directions for pesto:
1.  Add all ingredients to medium size food processor.  Blender works well also.  Puree until fully blended. 

Makes 4 burgers

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