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Turkey Burger with Green Olive Pesto

Turkey Burger with Green Olive Pesto with Decoy bottle

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1.25 lbs ground turkey thigh meat
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 brioche or potato buns
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves
  • Thinly sliced red onion and tomato
  • 4 slices jack cheese - optional

Olive Pesto

  • 1 cup green olives, pitted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ cup Marcona almonds (or any almond will do)
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup chives, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ⅓-½ cup olive oil



  1. Place almonds in food processor and pulse 3-5 times until pea size pieces.
  2. Add all other ingredients plus a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper and pulse 3-4 more times until incorporated and chunky. Taste and adjust as needed. Place in bowl and set aside.


  1. In another bowl place ground turkey and add 1 tsp salt and freshly ground pepper and minced shallot. Mix together, and make into 4 patties.
  2. Prepare grill pan, skillet or grill to medium high heat. When hot, add a bit of oil and grill burgers 5-7 minutes per side or until done.
  3. Toast buns. Prepare buns with desired condiment (mayo, mustard), lettuce, tomato and red onion, top with burger and a dollop of olive pesto.

Take a look at our recommended pairing below.

Pairing Recommendation - Red

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