Primal Kitchen’s mayos and oils are tried and true favorites at Thrive Market, which is why we’re excited about the release of PK founder Mark Sisson’s new collection of Paleo recipes, The Primal Kitchen Cookbook! It’s filled with everything from simple sauces and smoothies to crave-worthy meals like loaded potato wedges, honey mustard salmon, and these flavorful lamb burgers with a vibrant pesto.
“Richer than your average burger, this dish is a nice change from the usual beef burger with mustard and ketchup. The pistachio pesto has such a thick texture you won’t even miss the cheese.”
—Mark Sisson, The Primal Kitchen Cookbook: Eat Like Your Life Depends On It!
Lamb Burgers With Pistachio Pesto
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
For the burgers 1 ½ pounds ground lamb 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup mint leaves, finely chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped
Make the burgers
Mix together the ground lamb, spices, chopped mint, and parsley. Form four patties and pan-fry or grill them, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.
Make the pistachio pesto
While the burgers are cooking, blend together garlic, pistachios, avocado oil, lemon juice, whole mint leaves, and salt in a food processor. Serve burgers with pesto drizzled on top.