Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta topping over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required!
Yield: 5 servings
5 from 7 votes

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger are healthy, delicious, turkey burgers made juicy thanks to added zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta set over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 medium vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 small cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves (chopped)
  • 3 oz part skim mozzarella (diced)

For the turkey zucchini burgers:

  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 small zucchini (grated (1 cup, or 5 oz))
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs (or GF crumbs)
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1 tbsp red onion (grated)
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray

For serving:

  • 2 medium tomatoes (sliced into 10 thin slices)
  • 4 loose cups baby arugula

Instructions

  • Combine the red onion, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Set aside a few minutes while you chop the tomatoes, then place in the bowl.
  • Add the garlic, basil and additional salt and pepper, to taste and mix well and set aside.
  • Toss in the cheese when ready to serve.
  • Squeeze the excess moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Form into 5 equal sized patties about 5 oz each, forming them as flat as possible.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • When hot, lightly spray with oil.
  • Add the burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until browned, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook another 4 minutes, careful not to burn.
  • To serve, arrange 3 slices of tomatoes on each dish, then place 1 cup arugula on top in the center, then top with the burger and finish with the bruschetta (don't forget to add the cheese), serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger , Calories: 288kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 169mg, Fiber: 2g
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 7