If you're a fan of caprese salads, you'll love this healthy turkey burger recipe. The patties are seasoned with Italian spices, then topped with juicy tomatoes drizzled with balsamic, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella. We've doubled down on the basil in this recipe by mixing it into the mayo and using whole leaves to top the burger, but if you prefer less basil flavor, you can swap out the basil leaves for spinach or arugula. Serve this summery burger with a simple side salad for a healthy dinner that's full of fresh flavors.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine turkey, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl. Form into 4 equal patties, about 4 inches in diameter.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the burgers. Cook for 4 minutes. Turn over and top each with a mozzarella slice. Cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer reaches 165 degrees F, another 3 or 4 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir mayonnaise and chopped basil together in a small bowl. Place tomato slices on a plate and drizzle with vinegar.

  • Spread about 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture on the bottom of each bun. Top with a burger, two tomato slices and some basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 33.3g 67% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 5.1g; fat 27.5g 42% DV; saturated fat 7.3g 37% DV; cholesterol 88.9mg 30% DV; vitamin a iu 767.1IU 15% DV; vitamin c 5.3mg 9% DV; folate 25.1mcg 6% DV; calcium 283.8mg 28% DV; iron 3.3mg 18% DV; magnesium 51.3mg 18% DV; potassium 516.1mg 15% DV; sodium 714.8mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

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