Burgers with Mozzarella and Spinach-Arugula Pesto

Burgers with Mozzarella and Spinach-Arugula Pesto
Photo by Maren Caruso

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 1/3-inch-thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ¾ pounds ground beef (20% fat)
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh arugula leaves
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 8 ounces baby spinach leaves
    • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    • Large pinch of dried crushed red pepper
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 6 hamburger buns
    • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
    • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Rinse spinach; drain briefly, then place in large glass bowl. Microwave spinach, uncovered, on high just until wilted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Drain, then squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Combine garlic, lemon peel, and crushed red pepper in processor; blend until garlic is finely chopped. Add...

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