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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.