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"Ramped Up" Turkey Burgers

The ultimate spring burger with ramp pesto, pickled ramps, and ramp powder in the meat.


  • 1 pound ground turkey 85/15 is best
  • 1 large egg
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • wild ramp or garlic powder to taste
  • cooking oil or spray
  • 1 recipe ramp pesto
  • 1 recipe pickled ramps


  • Place ground turkey into a large mixing bowl
  • Crack the egg over the turkey. Add heavy pinches of salt, pepper, and ramp/garlic powder.
  • Gently work the meat to combine. Add another heavy pinch of seasonings.
  • Using a kitchen scale, weight out ¼ pound portions of ground turkey.
  • Form into a patty with your hand. This will be sticky. 
  • Bring your griddle, pan, or grill to high heat. Oil up the cooking surface so the burgers don't stick.
  • Cook the turkey burgers for about 6 ½ to 7 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees
  • To serve, use a knife to add a layer of ramp pesto. Top with 2-3 pickled ramps. Enjoy!