Summer time is grilling time. There is just something so laid back and simple about summer foods – throw some stuff on the grill, whip up a quick salad full of fresh veggies, serve a frozen treat for dessert, and invite some friends over. Like everyone else, we have been doing a lot of grilling this summer. But a menu of the same burgers and hot dogs can get boring after a while (well, maybe…), so I wanted to try something different.


I came across some organic free range ground chicken at the grocery store, so I picked up a package. I also had some leftover mozzarella cheese from a pizza night. So I decided to make some chicken burgers with mozzarella, fresh heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil. I drizzled everything with some balsamic glaze we got in Italy and this yummy Jalapeno-Lime and Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade I picked up at Pier One (I know it was weird, but believe me, this stuff is awesome!) from O Olive Oil . I served the burgers with fingerling potato oven fries. Simple and so delicious!