For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with olives. When my parents and I went out for pizza, they always ordered two pizzas – one for me and one for them. Why? All I wanted on my pizza was green olives. I figured that since I was an only child, I had a reputation to uphold.
Even today, I can’t get enough of olives. My husband and oldest daughter aren’t fans, though, so I don’t order many pizzas with just olives on them anymore. My youngest daughters and I, however, would devour 10 pizzas inside of ten minutes if they wore olives and nothing else.
The burgers recipe below is ideal for people, like me, who can’t get enough of olives.
Italian Olive Burgers with Basil & Sun Dried Tomato Relish
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 cup Lindsay® Recloseables Italian Seasoned Olives, coarsely chopped, divided
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons well drained finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
4 whole wheat or multi-grain hamburger rolls, split, grilled or toasted if desired
4 romaine or Boston lettuce leaves
Heat oiled grill to medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 cup of the olives (use olives without chopping so you can really see them), meat, breadcrumbs and pepper; mix well. Shape to form four 1/2-inch thick patties. Grill on covered grill or in a ridged grill pan over medium heat 5 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center.
Meanwhile, combine remaining olives, sun dried tomatoes and basil; mix well. Stir in cheese. Serve burgers in rolls topped with the relish and lettuce.
Nutrients Per Serving:
Calories: 356 Calories from fat: 133 Total fat: 15g Monounsaturated fat: 6g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 548mg Total Carbohydrates: 27g
This recipe is used with courtesy of Lindsay Olives (YUM!). Lindsay Olives has created some great recipes, such as this one (and one that’ll I’ll post tomorrow) that are easy to follow, easy to make and provide nutritious necessities while still packing in the unique flavor and texture only olives can provide. While olives are often overlooked in the kitchen, they are allergen-free and contain only 25 calories per serving with zero saturated fat.