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Caprese Burgers

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

By Adam Fisher | Chef Tested by Jami Bassman Pitkow | Dietitian Reviewed by Christina Wright, RD, LDN

Caprese burgers with grilled beefsteak tomatoes, fresh basil, melted mozzarella, balsamic glaze and turkey burgers.

Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 burger

Searching for a delectable burger that's both indulgent and heart-healthy? Look no further! Health eCooks’ Caprese Burger is a culinary masterpiece that combines the juicy goodness of ground turkey with the refreshing flavors of a classic Caprese salad. You’ll also be saving on carbs by swapping a traditional hamburger bun with a ripe and juicy beefsteak tomato. In this recipe, we'll dive into the key questions surrounding this recipe and explore why it's a fantastic choice for those seeking a flavorful and nutritious meal option.

What Pairs Well with Turkey Burgers?

Turkey burgers provide a versatile canvas for a variety of complementary flavors. Consider pairing your Caprese turkey burger with a side of lightly dressed mixed greens, roasted sweet potato wedges, or a vibrant quinoa salad. These sides not only enhance the meal's nutritional value but also contribute to a well-rounded and satisfying dining experience.

What Kind of Cheese is Good on Turkey Burgers?

When it comes to cheese, this Caprese turkey burger begs for the creamy and tangy delight of fresh mozzarella. Its soft texture and mild flavor harmonize perfectly with the lean turkey patty. Melt the mozzarella slightly during the final moments of grilling for an extra layer of gooey deliciousness that mirrors the Caprese salad's mozzarella component.

Are Turkey Burgers Better for You Than Beef?

Turkey burgers are often considered a healthier alternative to beef burgers due to their lower fat content. Ground turkey, especially lean or extra lean, provides a protein-rich base while containing less saturated fat than traditional beef. This makes turkey burgers an excellent choice for individuals aiming to reduce their saturated fat intake without compromising on taste.

What Tomatoes Pair Well with Turkey Burgers?

To complement the juicy turkey patty, opt for tomatoes with a vibrant and slightly sweet flavor profile. Heirloom tomatoes, vine-ripened varieties, or even cherry tomatoes are excellent choices. Their natural sweetness balances the savory turkey, while their juiciness adds a refreshing element that mirrors the Caprese salad's tomato component.

This Caprese Burger is a celebration of flavors, bringing together the essence of a Caprese salad and the satisfaction of a burger. With a carefully balanced blend of ingredients, this recipe offers not only a delightful culinary experience but also a nutritious choice for those conscious of their heart health. So, the next time you're craving a burger, consider indulging in the goodness of a Caprese turkey burger – a symphony of taste and well-being on a bun!

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 260

Total Carbohydrate: 12g

Total Fat: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Total Sugars: 4g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Protein: 35g

Sodium: 360mg

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