Taste-Test This Quick Bruschetta Turkey Burger Recipe!

As the summer sun ripens our garden tomatoes and they begin to burst with flavor, we have a fresh recipe you won’t want to miss! Read on to view the quick ingredients for this healthy, tasty combo!


For the Bruschetta:

1/4 cup red onion, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

salt and black pepper to taste

3 medium vine-ripe tomatoes (Bonus if they’re from your garden!)

2 small cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped

3 ounces fresh part-skim mozzarella cheese, diced

For the Turkey Burgers:

1 1/4 pounds 93% lean ground turkey (or chicken)

1 small zucchini, grated (1 cup or 5 ounces)

1/4 cup seasoned whole-wheat breadcrumbs, or gluten-free crumbs

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon red onion, minced

salt and black pepper

olive oil spray or cooking spray

For Serving:

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

4 cups baby spinach


  1. Combine the red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Then add in the chopped tomatoes.
  2. Add the garlic, fresh basil and additional salt and pepper; mixing well and then set the bowl aside.
  3. *Toss in the fresh mozzarella when you are ready to serve.
  4. Squeeze the excess moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the ground turkey or ground turkey breast, shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  6. Form the mix into five patties, about 5 ounces each, making them as flat as possible.
  7. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. (You can also grill or bake your turkey burgers, if desired.)
  8. When hot, lightly spray your skillet with olive oil or cooking spray.
  9. Add the turkey burgers to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  10. Cook your burgers until browned on one side, about four minutes; then flip and cook them for another four minutes or until browned on that side.
  11. To serve your summer bruschetta turkey burgers, arrange three slices of fresh tomatoes on each plate; place one cup of baby spinach on top of the tomatoes in the center; then top it off with the burger and the bruschetta. (*Remember to toss in the fresh mozzarella now!) Serve alongside steamed broccoli and fresh watermelon – watermelon tends to pair nicely with the bruschetta flavors!

Adapted from skinnytaste.com