Pesto Spinach Turkey Burgers with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

Pesto Spinach Turkey Burgers with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

Get your grills ready because we are making delicious pesto turkey burgers with a decadent red pepper sauce. These homemade turkey patties burgers are a quick high protein option with lots of fiber & flavor.

  • Prep Time

    10 minutes

  • Total Time

    30 minutes

  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



Turkey Burger

  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 3-4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup flax meal


  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds (about 3 ounces), toasted
  • 1 cup drained roasted red peppers from jar or freshly roasted
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Chopped Mini Heirloom Tomatoes (or Cherry)


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Mix together ground turkey, pesto, garlic, flax meal, and spinach in a bowl until evenly combined and form into 4 patties. Optional- Add 1/2 cup feta to burger mix.
  3. To create your sauce, start by finely chopping almonds in processor. Add roasted peppers, vinegar, and garlic; process to coarse puree.
  4. With machine running, pour olive oil through feed tube and process until puree thickens slightly. Move the sauce to a bowl and salt to taste.
  5. Grill pesto burgers for about 5 minutes per side to make sure they are no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Plate burger on a bed or arugula or mixed greens and top with red pepper sauce and tomatoes.