This Turkey Burger with Pumpkin Seed Pesto Will Help You Sleep Better at Night

Both the turkey and the pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan, an amino acid that our bodies use to produce serotonin and melatonin, which are key hormones that can help us snooze more soundly. 

Turkey Burgers With Pumpkin Seed PestoImage Credit: Maya Visnyei
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4servings 20minutes 12minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
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Turkey Burgers
  1. Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Grease grill grates.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix together turkey, carrot, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Form burger mixture into 4 patties. Place burgers on grill; cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Remove burgers from grill. Place bun halves on grill and heat until toasted, about 20 seconds.
Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  1. In a food processor, blend together arugula, pumpkin seeds, Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice and salt. With the machine running, drizzle oil through top tube.
  2. Serve burgers on buns topped with pesto and tomato slices.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 469 calories, 40 g protein, 23 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 27 g carbohydrates (6 g sugar), 4 g fibre, 76 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium.