Look to Mediterranean for Wines to Pair With Turkey Burger

Grilled Turkey Burgers With Kalamata Olives and Herbs

Burgers and wine — a magic combination

For a burger influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean Kalamata olives, parsley, sage — look to the region for a wine as well. Drink local; it's good advice. These white, rosé, and red choices burst with flavor themselves.

MAKE THIS: Grilled turkey burgers with Kalamata olives and herbs

In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey, 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste.

Gently mix together with your hands.

Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1/2-inch thick.

Grill burgers over medium heat, 6 minutes.

Gently flip; grill until center of burgers is nearly firm to the touch, about 5 minutes.

Top with a slice of provolone; grill, covered, 1 minute.

Serve on toasted buns with mayonnaise and pickles.

Makes: 4 servings

Recipe by JeanMarie Brownson

To find out what wines sommelier Alan Beasey, of The Purple Pig recommends, read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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