Bikini Ready Recipes: Pesto Spinach Turkey Burgers With Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

I'm officially on WEEK 8 of my #BikiniAfterBaby program with my nutritionist, Kelly Leveque. Let me tell you--I am feelin' reaaaaaal good! I'm only about 9 pounds away from my goal weight for summer. It's definitely been easier this time around. If you've been following along with me, I have another delicious Fab 4 recipe from Kelly to share. These turkey burgers are perfect to throw on the grill this weekend! The red pepper tomato sauce is EVERYTHING!


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Pesto Spinach Turkey Burgers With Red Pepper Tomato Sauce


Ingredients & Directions:

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. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

2. Mix together ground turkey, pesto, garlic, flax meal and spinach in a bowl until evenly blended. Form into 4 patties. Grill pesto burgers for about 5 minutes per side to make sure they are no longer pink in the middle. Optional: Add 1/2 cup feta to burger mix

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)

3. Very finely chop almonds in processor. Add roasted peppers, vinegar, and garlic; process to coarse puree. With machine running, pour olive oil through feed tube and process until puree thickens slightly. Move Sauce to a bowl and salt to taste.

4. Plate burger on a bed or arugula or mixed greens and top with red pepper sauce and tomatoes

For some of my favorite Fab 4 recipes of Kelly’s, check out these links here. I have tried all of them and let me tell you…you’ll be OBSESSED! 

And make sure to stay tuned for more tips from Kelly on both my blog and Kelly’s, Be Well By KellyFor the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing all our recipes and tips. WEEK 9, HERE I COME!! 

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