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Caprese Turkey Burgers

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
Carolyn Casner
“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.”

Ingredients

    • 1 pound lean ground turkey
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 4 pieces
    • ¼ cup mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup chopped basil plus ⅓ cup basil leaves, divided
    • 8 slices tomato (from 2 tomatoes)
    • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    • 4 whole-wheat buns, toasted

Directions

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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°F, another 3 or 4 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, stir mayonnaise and chopped basil together in a small bowl. Place tomato slices on a plate and drizzle with vinegar.
  • 4 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.
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