Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce and Zucchini Ribbons
Have I mentioned that zucchini and lemon balm have overtaken my garden? Each day, I pick until I swear I don't see any zucchini—and the next morning there are more zucchini...some the size of small children!
I am overrun with zucchini, but there are so many good recipes out there that I just keep trying to keep up with the supply my garden is producing. Here's another way to use that yummy yet crazy-growing vegetable: Make some zucchini ribbons, and use them like you would lettuce. That's just what I did—I put zucchini ribbons on burgers with blue cheese sauce! The taste? FABULOUS!
Blue cheese sauce, zucchini ribbons, and grilled onions all on top of a burger?
THE WORKS! I love it!
Ingredients to make Blue Cheese Sauce:
- 6 oz blue cheese crumbles
- 3 Tbsp sour cream
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 tsp dry mustard
Mix together and set aside.
Ingredients for Grilled Onions:
- 1 Vidalia onion, sliced
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Place butter and olive oil in a pan. Heat to medium high. Add onion slices, salt and balsamic vinegar. Stir until onions are soft; 8-10 minutes.
Use your vegetable peeler to create zucchini curls.
Grill your burgers until desired doneness. Then add tomato, grilled onion, zucchini curls, and blue cheese sauce. Put it all on an onion bun, and you have a burger with THE WORKS!
Who knew you could replace the lettuce with zucchini? It adds a sweetness to the combo that just cannot be beat. So be experimental with your zucchini—I am sure you've got lots to spare. :)
Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,