Lean ground turkey provides protein with fewer calories and less saturated fat and cholesterol than ground beef. These burgers are loaded with flavorful basil, garlic and grated Parmesan cheese for a taste that mimics your favorite pesto.
Yield: 4 burgers
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Grilling time: 15 minutes
1 lb. ground turkey (about 93% lean)
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp finely chopped raw walnuts
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the ground meat. Form the meat into 4 patties.
Spray the grill grate with non-stick cooking spray and heat the grill to high. Grill the burgers for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.