Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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.


  1. 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. they look completely divine and easy!

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

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

  6. 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. 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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