Lately I’ve been into creating burgers with flair. While the all beef patty on a bun ketchup optional (if you don’t get that reference, go watch Parks & Recreation) is pretty amazing, it can get boring. Especially for someone who isn’t a huge fan of ground beef (remember how I eat it organic?).
We bought chicken burger patties since they were on sale and the chive pesto chicken burger was born.
What you’ll need –
- 1/2 cup packed chives
- 1/2 cup packed parsley (stems removed)
- 2 tbsp of almond slivers or pine nuts
- 1 -2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
In your food processor, pulse the chives, parsley, almonds and garlic. Flip the switch to on and drizzle the olive oil in. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the lemon juice.
- 1/2 lb of ground chicken formed into patties (use a whole pound if you’re feeding more than two people)
- 1/2 cup raw spinach
- Cheddar cheese
Cook the burgers well (this is chicken people!). Meanwhile, toast your buns, layer the bottom with spinach. Melt cheese on the burgers. Transfer to the bun. Add a tablespoon of chive pesto. Enjoy!
(Ignore my messy table!)