It’s summer, and that means it’s caprese time! Fresh tomatoes with basil is one of my favorite combinations, and I could live on tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and bread all summer long. I decided to take that classic flavor combination and turn it into a burger, and now I want every burger this summer to be a caprese-style burger.
I created a super flavorful white bean burger patty for these burgers. There are no boring veggie burgers here! Mashed white beans and cooked quinoa make these burgers rich with plant-based protein. I like to par-bake these veggie burgers in the oven to help them firm up, but then finish them on the stove for a golden brown crust and to melt the mozzarella cheese over the tomato-basil topping.
If you want to just take the caprese idea and apply it to your favorite burger patty, I won’t be offended. But if you like veggie burgers or are just looking to mix in more plant-based meals, these white bean patties are delicious and complement the tomato-basil topping perfectly.
Now, if you need me, I’ll be out in my garden harvesting more tomatoes and basil for my next burger…
Original publication date: July 1, 2021
White Bean Caprese Burgers turn the classic summertime combination of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella into a delicious veggie burger.