Green Goddess Turkey Burgers


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped basil

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced anchovy

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • Mayonnaise, sliced red onion and baby greens, for serving


  1. In a bowl, using a fork, gently stir the turkey with the basil, scallions, parsley, anchovy, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and the 1/3 cup of mayonnaise.

  2. Using 2 lids from 1-quart takeout containers, press one fourth of the turkey mixture into 4 perfect patties.

  3. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Repeat to form the remaining patties.

  5. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan.

  6. Season the patties lightly with salt and pepper.

  7. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

  8. Transfer the burgers to the buns, top with mayonnaise, onion and greens and serve.


The patties can be refrigerated for up to 3 hours before grilling.