Caprese Turkey Burger

Caprese Turkey Burger
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.
Caprese salad is a simple Mediterranean salad made with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Here we combine these flavors in a burger for a mouthwatering meal.
  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 burger
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 burger
  • Amount per serving Calories 270

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 3g
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 420mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 22g
  • Potassium 430mg
  • Phosphorus 280mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 3 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • lean ground turkey
    1 lbs
  • garlic powder
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • whole wheat sandwich thins
  • ketchup
    6 tbsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    3 tbsp
  • tomatoes (cut into 6 thick slices)
  • fresh mozzarella (cut into 6 thin slices)
    2 oz
  • fresh basil leaves


  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 Tbsp. ketchup mixture, 1 tomato slice, 1 slice cheese and 3 basil leaves. Repeat process for remaining 5 burgers.

  • Recommended

    Turkey burgers are usually hard for me to cook. However, this time I used my George Foreman grill and left the lid up. I only had to spray one side with cooking spray, kept my eyes on it while it cooked to ensure that I didn't overcook it. These burgers came out great! I loved the balsamic vinegar bbq sauce, topped it with all but the cheese ingredients (just not a cheese person) and found myself enjoying every single bite. A great combo, worthy of repeating multiple times.