Monday 23 January 2012

Chicken pesto burger challenge

One of my favourite places to go in Edinburgh for a burger is the Holyrood 9a - it's an ace wee pub/restaurant that's just round the corner from my work and the food is amazing.. all fresh and mmm and good!

Last week I had such a craving for one of their chicken burgers, but because of our spending-ban (need to save money for the house!), impromptu meals out are out of the question. So I decided to try and recreate it at home. This was the apple of my (hungry) eye...

Not too hard, right? I got my ingredients...

Which were...
  • Crusty white roll
  • Chicken breast fillet
  • Tomato
  • Pesto
  • Mozzarella
  • Rocket (aka argula)
  • Mayonnaise

I started by mixing about two tablespoons of mayonnaise with one and a half of pesto. I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to mayonnaise, and a bit of an addict when it comes to pesto, so I'd recommend just doing this to taste. 

Then I grilled my chicken breast (Craig had quorn burgers instead), and just before it was ready I added mozzarella to melt on top.

Then assembled with salad and pesto-naise and served with chips.

GOODNESS ME. What an incredible dinner. This doesn't feel like real cooking as it's just assembling a few things together.. but it was massively tasty and gave its inspiration a good run for its money!


  1. This looks amazing and so easy to do, will definitely have to try this soon. I LOVE pesto so much!

    Gillian x

    1. Me too! I loved this tea - obviously not healthy, but good for a treat! x


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