I just love having a garden.
This is our third year with a veggie garden and each year it gets bigger and bigger! I just love having so many varieties of fresh lettuce every day and is there anything really better than a fresh tomato off the vine?
This year I also added several fresh herbs to the mix as well as different varieties of pepper-both HOT and sweet!
|with DirtGirl weedbusting|
My idea? bunless caprese salad inspired turkey burgers.
Please bear with me on this "recipe". 90% of the time, I just "wing" it in the kitchen and don't really measure stuff, I just eyeball it. These came out SOOO good though, I had to share right away so everything is approximate.
Bunless Caprese Turkey Burgers
1lb lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup shredded zucchini (I just use a cheese grater)
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 TB chopped fresh basil
1 clove of smashed garlic (I use a garlic press)
sea salt and pepper (as desired)
1 egg, beaten
1-2 slice of bread (could be day old, could be the heel of the bread. I used a whole wheat & flat bread and used the heel for this batch)
Slice zucchini into rounds and season with salt, pepper, crushed or powdered garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Let sit for a bit and grill for a couple mins each side.
thick slices of tomato
sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh, chopped basil
in a small bowl, whisk egg and break bread slice(s). You want the bread damp but not sopping/dripping with egg. Again, this is a subjective thing on the size of the egg and the bread.
then combine egg mixture with the turkey, chopped herbs, onion, zuc, garlic and S&P in a large bowl. Do not over mix-form into patties.
I find that sometimes, turkey patties can be a little "loose" and can fall apart easily. I like to make my patties ahead of time, cover them and keep them in the fridge for a while before grilling them. If you are pressed for time, you can put them in the freezer for a bit and this should firm them up enough to grill.
Grill patties and zucchini slices. Then layer
zucchini rounds on the bottom
top with a turkey burger
add a slice of the fresh mozzarella cheese
top with tomato slices
fresh basil chiffonade
olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Enjoy this guilt free burger on a hot summer night!!