Citrus Pesto Turkey Burgers
1/4 cup cored and shredded zucchini (dry on paper towel)
1/4 cup small dice red pepper
1/4 cup small dice red onion
1/4 cup Pasolivo Citrus Pesto (recipe below), plus additional to top the burger
Salt and pepper to taste
Sliced fresh tomato
1/2 cup Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil(You may want more or less for desired consistancy)
1/4 cup Pasolivo Sparkling Citrus Vinegar
1 cup Fresh Basil, packed
1 cup Fresh Mint, packed
2 tsp. orange zest
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tsp. Pasolivo Pacific Blue Kosher Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Grill turkey burgers until at least 165 degrees. With a minute or two left of cooking time, top the burgers with cheese. Brush the buns with olive oil and lightly toast on the grill. To serve, top the burger with additional pesto, and sliced tomato.
Add all of the ingredients, except the Pasolivo Oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, to a food processor and pulse until coarsely mixed. While processing, slowly add the olive oil and vinegar until well blended. You may want to add more oil if the pesto is too thick. Add the salt and pepper to taste. To store in the refrigerator, top the pesto with a thin layer of the Pasolivo Citrus Olive oil.
Makes approximately 3 cups.