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Test Kitchen Approved

Turkey Burger with Pesto Coleslaw

Recipe By Savory Spice test Kitchen

Recipe By Savory Spice test Kitchen

Sprinkle a little sunshine into your menu this month with a lean, juicy turkey burger and creamy herbed slaw seasoned with two bright, beachy blends.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian/Vegan: See our recipe for Coastal Cali Bean Burger with Pesto Coleslaw.

Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free burger buns or serve the burgers over a bed of greens.


For Coleslaw:

0.5 cups mayonnaise

0.5 cups chopped cilantro

0.25 cups chopped basil

0.25 cups shredded parmesan

1/2 lime, juiced

1 clove garlic, minced

2 cups pre-shredded coleslaw mix

For burger:

1 lbs. ground turkey

0.25 cups diced red onion

2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp. yellow mustard

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

4 hamburger buns

1 tomato, sliced

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Hidden Cove Lemon Garlic Blend

    This blend combines a number of Caribbean ingredients to bring you that authentic flavor created by the islanders themselves. Unlike our Jamaican J...

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  • Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub

    Fennel grows wild all over the California coast. The pollen from the plant is prized for its bold, yet delicate fennel flavor. We capitalized on th...

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For coleslaw: Mix mayonnaise, cilantro, basil, Parmesan, Hidden Cove Lemon Garlic Blend, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor and blend until creamy. Toss coleslaw mix with dressing until fully coated.

For burger: In a large bowl, mix turkey, onion, cilantro, Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub, and mustard until just combined. Form into 4, 4-inch patties. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Cook patties in pan for 5 to 6 min. per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

To assemble: Place patty on bun. Top with tomato and coleslaw.