Halloumi cheese is a must-try for grill fans. Its uniquely firm texture allows it to hold together as it browns, resulting in a wonderfully caramelized flavor. Garnish these tasty burgers with your choice of toppings and condiments — fresh tomatoes, avocado and additional pesto are excellent choices.
- 1 1/2 pound ground turkey preferably dark meat
- 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto
- 1 sweet onion peeled, ends trimmed and cut into 4 thick slices
- 6 ounces halloumi cheese cut into 4 slices
- 4 hamburger buns
In a large bowl, combine turkey and pesto. Form the mixture into 4 patties, each about 3/4-inch thick. Thread onion slices onto metal skewers; this will help them stay together for ease of flipping.
Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking. Grill burgers and onions until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill halloumi slices until they are browned and just softened, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place burgers in buns and top each with a slice of halloumi and some onions.
Per serving: 620 calories (330 from fat), 36g total fat, 14g saturated fat, 155mg cholesterol, 910mg sodium, 25g carbohydrates (2g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 51g protein.
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