Best burgers ever


“These are the only home-made burgers I’m going to eat from now on!” declared Ollie.

photo courtesy of Waitrose
photo & recipe courtesy of Waitrose

“Mmm, so yummy!” added Josh.

That was the verdict on this unbelievably easy and healthy recipe for pesto turkey burgers by the fabulous Waitrose. It’s from one of their recipe cards this month – I have stashes of them in a folder and they always work brilliantly (find them online at I served them in a toasted wholemeal bun (as opposed to the white ciabatta pictured here), baby gem lettuce, skinny fries and a dollop of Heinz reduced sugar & salt ketchup. The recipe said they’d serve 4, but I easily made 6 burgers. The great thing about making your own is that you can make smaller ones for little appetites or bigger ones for adults, and have far less waste.

Ingredients (serves 4 adults & 2 children)

500g turkey breast mince

2 tbsp pesto

4 salad onions, thinly sliced

6 wholemeal buns


In a large bowl, mix together the mince, pesto and salad onions, and shape into 6 burgers (I made 4 big ones, and 2 smaller).

Heat a little sunflower oil in a frying pan, and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until they’re cooked through with no pink meat.

Toast the rolls under the grill, and serve with baby gem lettuce and skinny French fries.


22.6g carbs (per wholemeal roll)

26g carbs (per 100g portion French fries)

5g carbs (per dollop of ketchup)

<1g carb (per burger)

Total 54g carbs




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