Ciabatta Sandwich with Turkey Burger

Posted: July 20, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Sandwiches
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Recipe Yields: 6 servings 

Ciabatta Sandwich with Turkey Burger  

 I love sandwiches and keep modifying with different ingredients every time. There is no rule to follow for perfect sandwich, only thing you can do is add and subtract what you like and dislike. At least it hold true for us.  We made this sandwich with ciabatta bread which is an italian bread and turkey burger. And this sandwich was really filling, we enjoyed this with some kettle roasted potato chips and coke.  

Ciabatta Sandwich with Turkey Burger

Ciabatta Sandwich with Turkey Burger


For the Sandwich: 

  • 6 Ciabatta bread, square ones
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • lettuce leaves

For the Burger:  

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grounded black pepper
  • 2 green chillies, de-vined and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Heat a gas grill.
  • Place the ground turkey in a large bowl and add all the ingredients mentioned above for the burger.
  • Shape the meat into 6 patties of equal size and thickness around 3 inch in diameter.
  • When the grill is medium hot, brush the grill with oil to avoid burger sticking to the grill.
  • Place the burger on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. flipping only once or else the burger can break .

For the tomato Spread:  

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add garlic, onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, salt to taste and cook until oil separates.
  • Cool the tomato sauce before layering on the bread.

Assembling of the Sandwich:  

  • Meanwhile wash a green bell pepper and cut in large slices.
  • Sautee in a pan with some salt and freshly ground black pepper. Once done keep it aside.
  • To assemble the sandwiches cut the bread into halves and slightly toast the same on the grill by keeping the cut side down.
  • Spread the bottom half of the bread with the tomato spread and top with a burger, lettuce leaves and sautéed bell peppers.
  • Cover with the top half of the ciabatta bread and cut into triangles to serve.


Ciabatta Sandwich with Turkey Burger

Ciabatta Sandwich with Turkey Burger


  1. very nicely explained and delicious burger.. the bun i really liked that

  2. Swathi says:


    Turkey burger looks delicious. Nice sandwiches.

  3. arthi says:

    Hi Suman,
    love sandwiches..looks delicious!!

  4. Sanchita says:

    I love burgers. I have some Ciabatta at home so I might give it a try tonight. Thanks for sharing..I love your blog ..very well presented. 🙂

  5. Mary says:

    I love this lighter version of the burger. It is really perfect for a summer evening and can be eaten without fear of calories. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  6. Valarmathi says:

    Wow…that looks yummy and tempting.

  7. Deepa says:

    Oh My God!! What a simple yet mouthwatering Turkey Burger. You are simply great in kitchen.


    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Great idea and much lighter burger with the turkey and spinach yet just as delicious and juicy!

  9. Simply Life says:

    oh yum! what a delicious burger!

  10. Sayantani says:

    Its raining here since morning and this could be the perfect for the weather. tempting picture.

  11. uma says:

    well presented! looks nice!

  12. Tes says:

    This looks so amazing! The burger sounds so juicy delicious!

  13. Priya says:

    Slurppp!!such a tempting sandwich, feel like grabbing..

  14. never had turkey burger, looks delicious

  15. Beautiful burger,will use chicken instead of turkey…

  16. Chetana says:

    Te phrase less is good….many a times apply for such recipes. An effortless meal like dis is always pleasant n good to eat. Good on ya Suman…liked de recipe…

  17. satyasree1 says:

    looks gr8…like the spread u prepared ,love to try some veggie version of this sandwich

  18. Krishnaveni says:

    beautiful asndwich recipe, worth trying, lovely suman

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