When G & I first met if it wasn't a turkey or veggie burger I wasn't eating it. My how times change over almost 20 some years. As much as we both love a good beef burger now we do still enjoy a good turkey or veggie burger on occasion as well. But turkey tends to need some good seasoning to give it adequate flavor.
We are often trying to experiment with different burger flavors. This last summer we experimented with turkey and tried to mix it with one of our favorite summer treats, Caprese salad.
We added diced fresh mozzarella and chopped tomato and basil to our turkey burger.
These burgers were nice for a good alternative to a rich beef burger but truly if we want a refreshing Caprese salad we will most likely continue to just make the salad.
We know a lot of people add binders to their burgers but we don't typically. They don't make for a beautiful burger but they don't get hindered with with unwanted flavors.
Caprese Style Turkey Burgers:
1 lb. Ground turkey
1/2 Cup diced fresh mozzarella
1/3 Cup chopped tomato
1/4 Cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
To ground turkey gently mix the mozzarella, tomato, basil, garlic, salt & pepper. When mixed form 4-6 burgers depending on the size of your buns. Grill burgers until firm. Serve on onion rolls with lettuce.