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Caprese Turkey Burger

Caprese Salad is tasty and refreshing, with a mixture of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Now, combine it with a burger for a mouth-watering meal and this isn’t your everyday burger. Healthy eating can be delicious!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 burger

  • Calories 270
  • Carbohydrate 28 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.6 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Dietary Fiber 6 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 440 mg
  • Potassium 430 mg

This Recipe Serves 6

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
6 whole-grain sandwich thins
6 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
6 thick tomato slices
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 thin slices
18 fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together turkey, garlic powder and black pepper. Divide turkey into six equal portions, shaping into a patty.
  3. Place patties on grill rack; grill 3-4 minutes per side or until juices run clear.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Place burger on sandwich thin and top with 1 tablespoon ketchup mixture, 1 tomato slice, 1 slice cheese and 3 basil leaves. Repeat process for remaining 5 burgers.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: This recipe can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free bread or lettuce wraps. Be sure to verify all other ingredients are gluten-free.

Photo: Turkey Caprese Burger. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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