Are you a fan of Caprese salad? You know, the classic Italian dish that consists of tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella? If you are enthusiastically nodding your head yes, you've got to make this amazing veggie burger! It takes the ingredients from the salad and transforms them into a sandwich.
The recipe is pretty basic and can easily be adapted to suit your needs. Too hot in your neighborhood to turn on the oven? Slow-cook the tomatoes on the grill. Don't have a food processor? Use your favorite store-bought pesto instead of making your own.
However you make it, you've got to give this scrumptious burger a try. With its juicy tomato, garlicky pesto, and melted mozzarella, it's like the ultimate tomato sandwich. Keep reading for the perfectly seasonal recipe.
Serves 6. Makes about 1 cup.
1/2 cup packed fresh basil
2 or 3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Pinch crushed red pepper
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Makes about 1 cup.