Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Yield
8 burgers
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare burgers as recipe directs and refrigerate patties until ready to cook.

Step 2

Place pine nuts and garlic in a food processor. Add oil; pulse to chop. Add 4 cups basil, Parmesan and salt. Process until finely chopped, stopping and scraping sides of bowl once or twice. (Makes 3/4 cup pesto.)

Step 3

Grill or broil burgers as recipe directs. Top with mozzarella during last minute of cooking time.

Step 4

Spread buns with pesto. Place burgers on buns and serve topped with a slice of tomato and a large basil leaf and assorted toppings, if desired.

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