This caprese-salad-style burger is packed with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato. A balsamic glaze and pesto sauce kick things up. It’s like an awesome mashup of 2 iconic summer meals.
“No, you can’t have any tape.”
As I struggled to peel the invisible end of the tape off the roll, this post office employee came out from behind the counter. I couldn’t understand his Asian accent very well. (Is that not politically correct? If it makes it any better, I suck at understanding ANY accent. I even have trouble watching Sherlock. Yes, English, I know.)
He took the tape out of my wrist-braced, tendonitis-weakened hands and peeled the end up. He handed it back, talking the whole time (about his son, and going to the dentist, and pretty much everything), then he took out his phone and started showing my kids pictures of his son, and telling Charlotte not to eat too much candy because she will get cavities.
On my way out Truman threw a fit. I had to set everything down to pick him up. The guy came over again, pointed at my wrist, and told me to rest my arm as much as I could. “My wife had carpal tunnel. It will go away. It’s the hormones.”
Faith in humanity: officially restored. This guy didn’t just go out of his way. He went WAY out of his way. He really made a huge difference in my day.
Sometimes it’s awesome being human. (And I’m still cracking up over the hormones comment.)
On to the recipe! This may look intimidating but it’s really not bad. There are only 6 ingredients in the actual burgers. My basil plant it going crazy, so I’m adding it to everything. Put on as much or as little as you like. Do NOT skip the balsamic glaze though! Or the Artichoke Pesto, for that matter. It’s just pesto, artichoke hearts, and mayonnaise, but I’m telling you, it’s amazing.
I fed these to my friend Scott last week while he was diagnosing me with tendonitis (I bribe my doctor-friends with food), and right in the middle of his sentence he stopped talking. “This is the best burger I have ever put in my mouth.” I think it’s got to be on my top-5-burgers-list too. You just can’t beat those summer flavors.
Come back next week for a very fun and different giveaway! It’s a kind of giveaway that I’ve never done here on the bloggy-blog, so I’m excited for you guys to see it!
Source: The Food Charlatan
Here are some more rockin’ burger ideas:
The Juiciest Mediterranean-Style Burger with Creamy Feta-Curry Dressing from The Noble Pig
Eggplant Burgers with Honey Beer-glazed Caramelized Shallots from Eats Well With Others
Sweet and Smoky Bacon Brat Burger from Melanie Makes
Queso Burgers from The Recipe Critic