BBQ Watercress Pesto Burger

BBQ Watercress Pesto Burger

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people


Watercress Pesto

  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 3 oz. Mariposa Farms Fresh Watercress rinsed
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  • 2 lb ground beef extra lean
  • 4 tbsp watercress pesto sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • preferred toppings/condiments



  • Place the garlic, walnuts, watercress, Parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise into a food processor or blender. Pulse until a finely chopped paste has formed.


  • Combine all the ingredients and form into patties.
  • The burger is quite soft and lends itself best to pan frying.
  • Lightly spray your pan with oil, High then medium heat.
  • 3 minutes each side leaves the burger medium rare. 5 Minutes recommended.
  • Top with condiments.