turkey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad

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think outside the bun this summer; you will love the freshness of this turkey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad

turkey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad

seriously, you guys i am melting. we are on day 6 of triple digit temps. today it is supposed to be 108 and i am over it. i know i say the same thing every year. summer here is HOT. 

tukey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad

however, the garden, if i can keep it watered sufficiently, is loving it. in the last few days our tomatoes have gone from small and green to fully ripe. the zucchini is growing faster than we can eat it, and the same goes with the cucumbers. our onions and shallots are literally popping out of the ground, and we are fully stocked on peppers.

with the heat wave, this mamma’s kitchen is closed for business. we are eating lots of sandwiches and wraps, salads, and luckily for us ian doesn’t mind grilling turkey burgers when it’s 106. to keep things light we skipped the bun and in place i made this fresh summer vegetable + farro salad using what we had available form the garden.

turkey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad

turkey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 large or 8 cherry sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp shallot finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt and dash of pepper
  • chopped fresh herb mix ( I used italian parsley, basil, and oregano)
  • 1 large zucchini, quartered
  • 1 clove of galric, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1  cup prepared farro
  • 4 jennie-o turkey burgers , grilled
  • shaved parmesan for serving

Directions:

  • while you prepare the farro, toss the tomatoes with the shallot, balsamic, salt, and pepper - set aside
  • toss the quartered  zucchini in the olive oil and garlic, roast @450 degrees for 10 minutes, then cube, taste for seasoning, and toss with the farro
  • divide the farro among four plates, top with burger and tomatoes
  • garnish with herbs and shaved Parmesan
   

if you are not a fan of farro try the vegetable salad with brown rice, quinoa, or ian’s favorite orzo. either way you are going to love this turkey burger  with summer vegetable + farro salad, and you won’t miss the bun one bit.

thank you to jennie-o for sponsoring this post, as always opinions are 100% my own

enjoy!

turkey burger with summer vegetable + farro salad