This weeks post comes to you from the Jersey shore.
For those of you who think “Snooki & J-Wow” are what the Jersey shore is all about I can promise you that it’s simply not the case.
Need more proof? Take a look at the view from our back yard.
It’s peaceful, serene, and absolutely gorgeous (and the gray at the bottom of the photo is the cover for the pool… heaven).
At the least while the kids are napping that is.
Otherwise things are a little more happening:
And even thought these burgers are packed with Jersey Summer flavors (ie tomatoes and basil!) I actually created this recipe back in California using the leftover pesto from my How-To Make Pesto post.
What can I say, burgers are a great base for all types of flavors and ingredients and pesto is no exception so check out the video and let me know what you think.
In the meantime, I’m mostly off line for the next week or so, but I do periodically check in so feel free to leave me a message or share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!
Pesto & Mozzarella Turkey Burger
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
- 1.5 lbs extra lean turkey burgers
- ½ cup of C&D pesto (or whatever pesto you’ve got!)
- 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 6 slices mozzarella cheese
- Kosher salt black pepper
- Olive oil
- 6 Sandwich thins (or whatever you like to serve your burgers on)
Combine turkey, pesto, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, combine until all the ingredient are well incorporated.
Score the meat into six fairly even sections and then free form six burgers.
Heat a grill pan over a medium high heat and lightly coat with olive oil. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on the first side and then flip the burgers and cook for another five minutes or until just cooked through.
*Two minutes before the burgers are done, pop the cheese on and a nice big lid (As demonstrated in the video) so the cheese melts over the burgers by the time they are dine cooking.
Place on top of your favorite burger bun with an extra dollop of pesto and enjoy!!
Calories: 368; Total Fat: 13.7g; Saturated Fat: 4.7g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Carbohydrate: 27.2g; Dietary Fiber: 6.2g; Sugars: 4.1; Protein: 39.9g