Caprese Turkey Burgers
Sometimes life gives you lemons … and this week I got an entire mesh bag full (and not even nice Meyer lemons either, plain old bruised yellow lemons).
Don’t worry I’m not going to tell you to make lemonade — or even lemon breakfast bars — but I will tell you to make Caprese Turkey Burgers.
In times of worry or stress there are four things that make me feel better; bubble baths, hugs, yoga, and cooking.
I find that when I am in the kitchen, I am paying so much attention to not over cook the chicken, or to perfectly coat my cake pops in chocolate, that it serves as a distraction from my problems.
Last night, I relaxed while preparing a sour cherry granita (that I will post tomorrow) and this healthy burger option.
I have a trick for seasoning the turkey meat that will make you think twice about ever using ground beef again. I add half of a packet of Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix, and diced onion. The flavor is amazing.
Grill each side for about 5-8 minutes. Turkey grills faster than beef.
Place your patties on a clean white plate and then slice your mozzarella and place it on the burger while it’s still warm. Top the mozzarella with a slice of tomato and then fresh basil. Drizzle a tablespoon full of extra virgin olive oil on the plate around the burger and serve.