Did you know the official first day of summer was LAST week? I don’t know about you, but it has felt like summer here in Chicago for about a month now. I’ve been absolutely loving the heat, the longer days, and the chance to hang out on the patio with Tony.
We also have a bird feeder, so Milly likes to come plop her belly out and watch the birds too.
With the Fourth of July around the corner I have been SO excited to be using my ‘fridge and pantry summer staples in all of my recipes. A lot of people ask me what I consistently keep in the refrigerator, and my super obvious answer is that it depends on the season! Right now I’ve been fully stocked with fresh seasonal fruits and veggies – berries, peaches (the best ever), zucchini, jalapeños (my personal fav), tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and the list goes on.
I find myself really craving fruits & veggies for snacks during the summer months, too. Probably because of their higher water content (hello 90 degrees outside) and their refreshing tastes. The best snack? Veggies and hummus! I recently tried Blue Moose of Boulder hummus varieties and their basil pesto — believe me when I say they are INSANELY GOOD. Let’s just say, I was super excited to be working on this with TheFeedFeed team.
For hummus they have a bunch of different flavors: from roasted red pepper to lime and black bean, and my personal fav: green chile. They also have both a regular and nut-free basil pesto, and artisanal cheese dips…o.m.g. DELISH. The best part is that there’s zero preservatives or weird stuff you know exactly what you’re getting. I love simple ingredients.
This brings me to my AMAZING Turkey Burger Sliders with Pesto Guacamole & Hummus Dipping Sauce! These mini burgers have Blue Moose basil pesto mixed right into them before grilling, so they’re super flavorful.
I also mixed together a delicious pesto guacamole to pile on top with all the veggies, and placed these babies between two sweet potato rounds for a grain-free, vitamin-rich bun. Because I couldn’t help myself…I whipped up an incredible hummus dipping sauce using Blue Moose’s original flavor too.
Check out http://bluemooseofboulder.com/ to stock up on their pesto and hummus for this recipe, and be sure to try out their salsas and cheese dips! Head http://thefeedfeed.com/ for more awesome summer recipes.
Grill these up and enjoy! Xo.
More healthy party food to try:
Sesame Garlic Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip
The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat
Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains
Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns
- For the turkey:
- 1 pound 94% lean ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup white onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons Blue Moose Basil Pesto
- For the sweet potato buns:
- 2-3 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into ⅛ inch rounds (you’ll want about 28 round total)
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- For the avocado pesto sauce:
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon Blue Moose Basil Pesto
- Salt and pepper to taste
- For the toppings:
- 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cup arugula
- For the hummus dip:
- ½ cup Blue Moose Original Hummus
- 2 tablespoons Blue Moose Pesto
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat grill to medium high heat. In a large bowl add lean ground turkey meat, garlic, onion, pesto and salt and pepper and mix with clean hands until just combined.
With turkey mixture form 2 inch round slider patties, you should get about 14. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sweet potato rounds with olive oil and salt.
Place sliders on grill for about 4-5 minutes each side or until fully cooked. If you have room, you can also cook the sweet potato rounds at the same time; they should take about 3-4 minutes per side; just watch carefully so they do not burn.
Next make the pesto guacamole by mixing together the avocado and Blue Mouse Pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble the sliders by placing the cooked turkey slider on the grilled sweet potato rounds, then top with a teaspoon of pesto guacamole, 1 slice of tomato and arugula. Makes about 14 sliders.
Enjoy with the hummus dip if you’d like.
This post is in partnership with FeedFeed and Blue Moose of Boulder. Thanks for supporting AK and the brands that help make this site possible.
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Hey, this one looks really amazing. I have never in my whole life ate such an burger, can’t wait to try it!
Making these tonight for Sunday dinner. Couldn’t find the Blue Moose Pesto at our Fresh Thyme here in Kenosha, so whipped up a small batch with our own basil from our herb garden. Love the idea of sweet potatoe “buns”. So cute!!! We are just north of you here in Kenosha, so if you and Tony are out for a drive north, we will cook for you!! Must love dogs, wine, singing birds and wine. 😉
Delish! Aw thank you, that is too sweet 🙂 (and love all of the above!)
I love all of your recipes but was wondering if you have the nutrition content for this one as well?
Hi Rose! I didn’t calculate nutrition for this one, but you could get a pretty good estimate with a nutrition calculator online using these ingredients!
Outstanding burgers! Even my husband and kids loved this and they are notoriously skeptical when I pull out a new recipe. Couldn’t find the Blue Moose Pesto so I made my own. Thank you for the wonderful recipes on this site. All have been outstanding!!
Amazing!! So happy to hear that 🙂 Enjoy!
Thank you for this! Was looking for a new recipe with turkey. Big hit. No guilt. Easy.
Perfect! Glad you found this one!
Have you tried substituting chicken for the turkey?
I haven’t, but it should work well!
I sent you an email a couple days ago about this. I’m an editor at Everyday Health and we’re doing a roundup of bun alternatives. We’d love to use your sweet potato bun turkey burger recipe here! What we’d need from you is consent to use your pictures for the article. Let me know if that’s okay with you so we can publish the article as soon as possible!
Any comment on my above comment? Let me know ASAP so we can get the article up 🙂 We would love to feature you on Everyday Health!
I always make your fabulous hamburger buns, my family loves them, but these are a must do for this weekend’s 9th of September! Thank you chef, perfect timing! By the way, every recipe of yours that I have tried turns out perfectly, thank you for sharing :-)!!
I just made these last night. I recently moved out on my own for an internship and I have so many of your recipes I want try! They were delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe!
Amazing! Congrats on the big move 🙂 Hope you find some new recipes that you love.
I love this turkey burger recipe as a substitute for beef.
It was delicious, the only thing i would like to know the nutritional specs
I just came upon your recipes for healthier burger buns. How truly unique!!! Thanks 🙏 for sharing! 💖Maria
So glad you found it!
Delicious! My husband who is crazy about red meat – didn’t even comment about the turkey! This was so tasty. I did my best to calculate the health nutrition of these – and it’s about 110 cals each slider and 7g of fat (depending on your turkey and pesto)
SO happy to hear you guys loved these burgers, Tonya!