These flavor-packed white bean burgers are made with hearty cannellini beans, crunchy walnuts, and zesty basil pesto. They're easy to make with just a handful of ingredients — perfect for everything from cookouts to weeknight dinners!
Place the walnuts into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade. Blend them until they're finely chopped.
Add the beans, panko breadcrumbs, pesto, scallions, and lemon juice. Pulse the food processor until the ingredients are finely chopped and well mixed.
Season the mixture with salt to taste, pulsing the machine once or twice to blend in the salt.
Test the mixture by pressing some together in your hands to see if it holds together. If not, add a splash of water.
Season the mixture with salt to taste and pulse the food processor a couple more times to mix it in.
Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and place it over medium heat.
Shape the burger mixture into 4 pattes. Place as many patties in the skillet as you can fit without crowding. Cook the rest in a subsequent batch.
Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until browned.
Stuff the patties into buns. Top with additional pesto and toppings of choice.
This recipe makes 4 very large patties. You can make 6 medium-size patties if you prefer.