Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bruschetta Burgers

I found the recipe for these bruschetta burgers on one of my new favorite cooking blogs, Lick the Bowl Good. Be sure to check Monica's blog out, she has a ton of incredible looking dishes and beautiful desserts on her site.

I decided to modify the recipe to use turkey burgers instead of beef. I also made these low carb by omitting buns. My hubby and I loved these burgers. They are loaded with flavors: the melted cheese, pesto mayo, and the bruschetta topping make these burgers one of a kind. They are super easy but so good they would impress your guests at a cookout and definitely take burgers up a notch.

Bruschetta Burgers
From Lick the Bowl Good

Printable Version

Bruschetta Topping:
2 ripe tomatoes, on the vine, seeded
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil or basil puree
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesean cheese
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Pesto Mayo:
3 tablespoons good mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared pesto

Ground turkey (or ground beef), seasoned only with salt and pepper
Mozzarella or Provolone cheese, to melt on the burger
Optional: Buns or foccocia bread


For the bruschetta: Mix all the ingredients together except salt.  Add salt right before topping the burgers so the tomatoes don't get watery. Set aside.
For the pesto mayo: In a small bowl, mix the pesto and mayo together. Set aside.

For the burgers: Season the burgers with salt and pepper, then form them into patties of your desired weight. Cook burgers to your liking either on the grill or stove top. Once cooked to your desired internal temperature, place cheese on top of burgers while they are still hot so it melts on the patty.

Assemble: Toast buns or foccacia then generously spread on pesto mayo. Top the bottom bun with the patty then scoop bruschetta on top of that. Sandwich it all together with the top bun and eat it up!


  1. Yum! That looks delicious! There's a pub that I frequented in grad school whose nachos consisted of bruschetta and cheddar on tortilla chips. They were so awesome. Bruschetta goes well with so many things!

  2. After seeing your bunless burgers, I bet the bruschetta topping would be delicious on top of grilled chicken. Your melty cheese topped burgers look yummy!

    Thnaks for linking back to my blog- I appreciate it!



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