Turkey Burgers

4 burgers
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 10 Kalamata olives
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 sesame buns
  • 1 1/2 cups packed arugula
  • In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and basil. Pit and chop olives. In a large bowl blend together olives, turkey, tomatoes, thyme, and salt and pepper, to taste. Form mixture into 4 (1-inch-thick) patties. When forming patties, handle meat as little as possible for a juicier burger. Prepare grill.

  • Grill burgers on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals about 4 1/2 minutes on each side for well-done. (Alternatively, burgers may be cooked in a hot well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or ridged grill pan.) Make sure burgers are cooked through. Toast sesame buns. Transfer burgers to buns and top with basil mayonnaise and arugula.

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