My recent obsession with tomatoes has been extended to the perfect burger. A caprese burger, to be exact.
This summer, I have developed a serious love for the caprese salad. It doesn’t get any better than creamy fresh mozzarella, good quality extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, and slices of perfectly ripe, juicy tomato topped with a few sprigs of fresh basil. It’s a flavor combination that just can’t be topped. Add all these flavors to a turkey burger and you just can’t go wrong.
My only mistake was leaving out a balsamic glaze. Add that and make this the best burger you’ve ever had.
|Caprese Turkey Burger||
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 large egg, whisked
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 4 slices fresh mozzarella
- large leaf lettuce or buns, for serving
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place sliced tomato on baking sheet and drizzle with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, turning tomatoes once at the halfway point. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, almond flour, fresh basil, garlic powder and salt. Mix by hand or with a large spoon until combined. Form mixture into four patties and cook in desired fashion. I made mine on a George Forman grill.
- Turn oven to broil. Top burgers with 1 slice of mozzarella each, and broil for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, top with roasted tomatoes, and serve as desired (on a bun, wrapped in lettuce, etc.).