This is yet another recipe where several liberties were taken, but it all ended up for the best. First of all, ground chicken? No. Ground turkey was at Aldi so that is that. Second, foccacia bread? Anything I found was kinda skimpy and flat and didn’t seem like it would make much of a burger bun. So I bought pretzel buns. No regrets. From there, I just followed the recipe.
I love that this recipe mixes in some spinach with the basil in the pesto and uses walnuts instead of pine nuts. Anything to make things cheaper, but still taste good, is a good idea by me.
And this is just a tasty burger option. The fresh mozzarella and the grilled tomato were all so squishy and wonderful. The pesto gave it just enough bite. The burger itself was earthy and pleasant. D and I ate it out on our back porch and had a wonderful summer evening.
…Yes, that title is a Dumb and Dumber reference. Once again, G dates herself almost to the second.