Open-Faced Swiss Burger with Flower Salad and Blistered Tomatoes
The idea started out simply to serve my grilled burgers with less carbs and more greens…and yellows, reds, oranges, pinks, and purples. And while there is nothing particularly extraordinary about a hamburger with lettuce and tomato, who wouldn’t be delighted with this vibrant presentation?
Toss grape tomatoes with olive oil. Roast at 350°F until blistered. Season with salt. Set aside.
Grill burgers to your liking. Meanwhile, slice crusty French bread and brush both sides with olive oil. When the burgers are almost done, grill the bread on both sides. Top warm bread with a slice of Swiss cheese.
Place the open-faced burger in the middle of a plate. Shower with mixed field greens and edible flowers. Place tomatoes around the lettuces.
Drizzle olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar over the salad. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Grilled Onion Tulips
Adding to the flower repertoire are these fabulous grilled onion tulips, taking “burger + grilled onion” to another level.
To make grilled onion tulips – slice the root tip off the end of the knob variety, then make three incisions through the bulb, leaving the green stem intact. Smash the bulb with the flat blade of the knife. Grill until nicely charred.
Dress the grilled onion tulips with olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
MORE EDIBLE FLOWERS
Edible Flower Salad with Wild Strawberries
Grape Tomatoes, Chrysanthemum Greens
Texas Tarragon, Borage, Marigold, Lemon Thyme, Chive Blossoms
Read about this beautiful edible flower salad and my tips on edible flowers here.
#SummerSoiree is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite SUMMERTIME dishes. This week, it’s BURGERS.
Get inspiration from our very popular Pinterest Board with over 450,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair here. And if you’re looking for some creative BURGER recipes, check these out:
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