These Mediterranean Burgers with Fattoush Salad are a new twist on a traditional summer favourite! Try them bunless with pita bread for a low-carb dinner!
Oh heyyyyyyy everyone! Happy Monday! Not going to lie, I already miss the weekend. I’ve had the most fabulous few weekends and it’s making transitioning to work during the week pretty difficult, especially now that the weather is nice.
In the summer, burgers are pretty much life for my family and I. You can dress ’em up, dress ’em down…there’s really no right way or wrong way to make them! These Mediterranean Burgers with Fattoush Salad are just another one of those burgers you can’t get wrong: they’re juicy, they’re paired with absolutely vibrant summer flavours and guess what? They’re chicken burgers! How much healthier can you get, right?
These burgers are an adaptation of one of my all-time favourite recipes: the Canadian Living Reputation Building burgers. Though they aren’t called this anymore on their website, my mom has a stack of older Canadian Living magazines that highlight the best summer recipes and these babies are in there. If you haven’t checked out this recipe yet, then you’re seriously missing out. It will definitely make you question why you ever ate another burger in the summer to begin with.
And speaking of summer and burgers, can you please promise me to never ever eat another frozen, boxed burger again? Please? I don’t think people truly appreciate how much better a made-from-scratch burger really is, and they are super easy to throw together so there really is no excuse!
Canada Day and Fourth of July are both coming up quick, meaning that summer really is in full swing. That’s right folks – from here on out, I think we can look forward to scorching hot days, tanlines, BBQs and great food. If you’re still putting together your menus for these holidays, you should know that I recently put out this crazy good Lobster Poutine recipe – if you’re still looking for the perfect dish to wow your guests this holiday weekend, this is it! Or maybe you’re more into Watermelon Cucumber Mojitos. Either of them are great choices for summer entertaining!
This summer I’ve had some fantastic experiences so far, and the season is only getting started! Though I moved from Toronto at the beginning of March, I have been back down to the city so many times since that it almost feels as if I’ve never left. After a breakup last summer resulted in me feeling really lonely, I’ve finally started feeling back to my old self again. I’ve really realized the power of friends and family in helping me heal from some turbulent situations last year, and I honestly can’t say I’ve been happier. There’s just something in the air this year that makes me feel like everything is going my way, and the future will sort itself out.
While I’m on the subject of some personal subjects, I wanted to take this time to also mention that starting this week, I will be introducing a new biweekly series on the blog where I will be taking a look at some of my favourite food links from around the web as well as showing more of a sneak peek into my day-to-day life as a food blogger. Whether you like staying up-to-date with the latest foodie trends, enjoy reading about other web-based freelancers or just want to get to know each other better, these posts will be for you so stay tuned! 🙂
Will you be trying this Mediterranean Burgers with Fattoush Salad? What are some of your favourite summer traditions? If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know in the comments, on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook – I’d love to hear from you!