Servings: 4

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 11

Preparation Time: 0 Minutes

Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

Ready In: 25 Minutes


  • 1 pound ground turkey meat, preferably dark meat
  • ½ cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed cilantro leaves and fine stems, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced or grated with a Microplane
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of dried red chili flakes
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced


  1. Procedures 1 In a mixing bowl, gently combine the turkey, salt, pepper, cilantro, and garlic, being careful not to overwork it, until just combined
  2. Form into 4 loosely packed patties
  3. 2 Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat until lightly smoking
  4. Add the patties and cook until browned and crispy, about 6 minutes per side
  5. Let rest
  6. 3 Meanwhile, pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan and heat over medium heat until shimmering
  7. Add shallots and a pinch of salt and cook until softened, about 2 minutes
  8. Add the tomatoes and chili flakes, stirring often, until tomatoes break down and soften, about 4 minutes
  9. Season with salt and pepper
  10. 4 Spoon tomato mixture on the bottom bun halves, top with burger patties and a dollop of ricotta
  11. Top with whole basil leaves and freshly cracked black pepper and serve immediately.

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