Turkey Mediterranean Burger

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Main Ingredient: Vegetables, Poultry, Cheese
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 48 burgers

Switch up your burger selection with this Turkey Mediterranean Burger. Featuring numerous veggies and two different types of olives, this burger offers a healthier option.

Ingredients

48 ciabatta rolls
Egg wash as needed
48 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese
8 tbsp. dried basil
48 turkey burger patties
8 cups ½-in. diced tomatoes
4 cups ½-in. diced purple onions
2 cups sliced green olives
2 cups sliced black olives
1 cup chopped green onions
4 tbsp. freshly chopped basil
3 cups feta cheese crumbles
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
8 tsp. freshly chopped garlic
2 tsp. kosher salt
4 tsp. black pepper
Melted butter as needed
48 lettuce leaves
6 cups basil pesto mayo 

Steps

  1. Brush ciabatta rolls with small amount of egg wash and sprinkle with Parmesan and herbs. Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes, just until roll is brown and cheese melts.
  2. Prepare turkey burger according to recipe. Measure and shape patties. Hold refrigerated until ordered.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients except butter, lettuce and mayo and hold below 40°F until ready for service. For best results, make first thing in the morning to allow flavors to develop.
  4. When ordered, cook turkey patty on preheated griddle to internal temperature of 165°F. Cut ciabatta roll in half, butter bun insides and toast on griddle. Assemble burger in order—bottom roll, 2 tablespoons of pesto mayo, lettuce, burger patty, 2 to 3 tablespoons of relish and top bun.

Recipe by Luby’s Culinary Services