Turkey Burgers with Pistachio Pesto


I’m always looking for quick meals to make during the week after work and burgers are always a great option,  since there are so many variations of what you put in them and on top! I always love to make my pistachio arugula pesto on primal pizzas, so I thought this recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Cookbook was a great and easy way to spruce up a burger too–with no bun of course!


Primal Turkey Burgers with Pistachio Pesto (Highly adapted from Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals) (Difficulty-Easy; Serves 4)


1 1/4 lbs. free range organic ground turkey
1 tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. allspice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ c.chopped parsley

1 garlic clove
1 c. unsalted shelled pistachios
½ c. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice, or more to taste
¼ c. loosely packed basil leaves
sea salt

Mix the ground turkey and remaining burger ingredients together in a medium bowl. Form four patties and pan-fry or grill them, about 6-7 minutes per side.

While the burgers are cooking, blend together pesto ingredients in a food processor.

Serve burgers with pesto drizzled on top.


2 responses »

  1. Made these last night – they were great! Nice to have another recipe that is gf, dairy free and egg free! Thanks!

Add comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s