Continuing with this week’s burger theme, today I’m sharing with you my Caprese Turkey Burger. Unlike my Island Burger where I used a frozen turkey burger patty, this time I used fresh ground turkey. The reason? I wanted to add some balsamic vinegar and basil to the turkey mix. This is a Caprese Burger after all!
This burger came to life in a conversation I was having with my mom about how to make healthy versions of foods that everyone loves. It evolved from a plain ole cheeseburger into a cheeseburger with mozzarella to a caprese burger to a caprese turkey burger.
- 1/2 lb of lean ground turkey (makes two burgers)
- 2 slices of mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 small tomato, sliced
- 4 leaves of fresh basil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dried basil or just finely chop some fresh basil
- salt and pepper
- Season your ground beef with your basil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.
- From your patties by dividing your ground turkey in two and forming into a ball. Place in a hot skillet or a grill pan if you have it. Smash your burgers down to your desired thickness and cook until there is no more pink in the middle and the juices run clear.
- Turn off the heat and place your cheese on your burgers. Allow to melt while you get your plates ready.
- Serve your burgers either on a lettuce wrap or a low carb bun and place your tomato and basil on over the cheese.
- Enjoy with a side salad or some sweet potato.
This recipe is: low carb, low glycemic, diabetic friendly, gluten free, grain free, under $20.