I just love a Caprese Salad. You know…basil, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. I love the salad so much that I decided to make a burger that tastes like one. Honestly, this burger was just about as simple as a boring old plain burger…but with a lot more flavor (and a few hidden veggies too!).
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 pound ground turkey
1 box chopped frozen spinach, thawed and all of the excess water squeezed out
4 thick slices of fresh mozzarella
Basil to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
On a foil lined baking sheet (makes for easy clean up), spread out your tomatoes. Drizzle about two tablespoons of EVOO down over the tops of the tomatoes and a liberal amount of salt and pepper.
Roast your tomatoes about 15 minutes.
While the tomatoes are roasting, make your burgers. In a medium sized bowl, combine ground turkey and spinach. Form turkey mixture into 4 burger patties.
On the outside grill (or indoor grill pan), cook burgers about 8 minutes per side over medium-high heat.
Remove cooked patties from grill and assemble your burgers. Top your bun with a patty, a piece of fresh mozzarella, some of your roasted tomatoes, a few torn basil leaves and then drizzle everything with a bit of EVOO and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Dinner is done. And it’s really, really good!