Recipe Ready Turkey: Pesto Turkey Tenderloin

April 24, 2012

Pesto Turkey Tenderloin                 

Chef Evan – Harmons Bangerter Crossing
Serves 4

1 1/2 – 2       pounds Harmons Recipe Ready Turkey tenderloins
1/4                cup pine nuts
1/3                cup walnuts
2                   tablespoons garlic, chopped
5                   cups fresh basil leaves
1                   teaspoon salt
1                   teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2            cups olive oil
1                  cup freshly grated parmesan

Place the pine nuts, walnuts, and garlic in a food processor.  Pulse the mixture around ten times.  Add the basil, salt, and pepper. Place the food processor on low and slowly add the oil.  Add the cheese and mix to combine.  In a bowl, add the pesto to the turkey.  Let sit for thirty minutes so the flavors can meld.  Place the turkey tenderloins on a hot grill and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

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