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.

Shopping list
1 lb. ground turkey (makes 4 burgers)
1 packet Lipton Beefy Onion Soup
½ of an onion, diced
1 tomato
Fresh buffalo mozzarella
Fresh basil
Extra virgin olive oil
Place your ground turkey in a large bowl and add half of your Lipton soup mix and diced onion. Mix until combined but be mindful not to over mix. Form 4 burger patties and place on the grill.

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.

7 Responses to “Caprese Turkey Burgers”

  1. Crazy Little World Of Mine posted on June 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm (#)

    So simple and so healthy! :) I actually prefer turkey to beef, so this is a fabulous option! Thanks for sharing. My mouth is already watering. Hahaha! :)

  2. Erika Lee Sears posted on June 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm (#)

    they look completely divine and easy!

  3. Gourmet Getaway posted on June 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm (#)

    That looks absolutely delicious, and so simple, I have never made turkey rissoles but I will be giving it a go. I presume I can substitute and beef soup mix?? We don’t get that brand in Oz.

  4. Sabrina posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:24 am (#)

    mmm mouthwatering!!! cant wait for your sour cherry granita!!!!

  5. Pola posted on June 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm (#)

    that burger looks great! So simple and fresh! Great for summer barbecues!

  6. Parsley Sage posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:01 am (#)

    Oh that Lipton Onion Mix can snazz up any dish, I’l tell ya. I find myself sneaking it into food all the time :) Never thought of burger-ing it before. Well done!

  7. Erin posted on June 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm (#)

    Yum! These look super tasty. I often find turkey burgers a little dry and boring, but these look juicy, flavorful, and fresh.

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