Thursday, February 26, 2009

Healthy!: Italian Turkey burgers with basil garlic mayo

I was sick last week and went to the basement in the middle of the night to find this. (I woke him up when I turned on the light...poor dog, huh?)

Anyway, I feel all better now. Dinner tonight: Italian turkey burgers with basil and garlic mayo. (sides of rosemary ciabatta bread that I'm stilllll trying to stretch. I love that stuff! and steamed green beans, fresh from frozen:) This is another recipe from my personal trainer cousin Carianne. She has shared a lot of tasty healthy recipes with us. I'm not normally a mayo eater, but I really like her mayo recipe!

Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil and Garlic Mayo

1 lb. extra lean ground turkey
2 egg whites
1/3 cup plain dried bread crumbs
1 t. Italian herb seasoning
½ t. salt
Additional salt and pepper to taste
1 T. Basil and Garlic Mayo (recipe follows)

Mix ground turkey, egg whites, bread crumbs, Italian herb seasoning and salt together in a bowl. Shape into four patties, approximately ¾” thick. Wrap each patty in plastic wrap and let chill for about one hour. (can skip this step) Before grilling, season each burger with additional salt and pepper. Grill burgers for about 6 min. each side. Serve with Basil Garlic mayo.

Basil Garlic mayo

½ cup reduced-fat mayo
1 clove garlic
½ cup fresh basil leaves (about 25 leaves) or about 1 t. dried basil
Process all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth

When I went back upstairs, I checked back in on Bruno. This was where I found him. Oh, to live a dog's life...