Monday, July 22, 2013

Bruschetta Cheeseburger #FreshFinds

To kick off hamburger season, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® and Save Mart, I made Bruschetta Cheeseburgers using ingredients from my local Save Mart Supermarket. #FreshFinds #cbias

Summertime means grilling. Grilling means hamburgers. Which means... it's hamburger season y'all!! I'll admit, my burgers usually lack any kind of pizzazz. I am a cheeseburger kinda girl, just add mayo, ketchup, lettuce and pickles to make me content. However, I heard that Save Mart Supermarket has an upcoming sale featuring Build a Better Burger items and I was instantly inspired to, well, build a better burger!

I headed to my local Save Mart to discover some fresh finds and had to share a picture of their produce department. Check out the charming baskets the veggies and fruits are displayed in!! It's the small touches that keep me coming back - I am all about a homey atmosphere at a grocery store.

Tomatoes scream summertime - so I just had to include them in my "better burger". Even my picky-eating children love tomatoes. Although we didn't plant a garden this year, I still have Save Mart and their wide selection of tomatoes - from Cherry to Roma to Hot House. With the cute baskets. :) 

Tomatoes will be included, along with other items such as ground beef and buns, in the Build a Better Burger sale. For all items, just check out the front page of the Save Mart Supermarket ad from your local store, starting 7/24.

I made Bruschetta Cheeseburgers - 1/3lb hamburger patties, topped with mozzarella cheese and a simple homemade bruschetta. It was quick, easy and best of all - tasted of summertime!! Letting the bruschetta chill before serving added a nice, crisp touch to the burger on a hot day. I think I may have inspired myself to whip up another burger using other seasonal produce! (Back to Save Mart I go...)

Simple Homemade Bruschetta
2.5 cups chopped tomatoes
1.4 cup basil leaves, sliced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1. Combine all ingredients. Chill before serving.

For more information on Save Mart, you can also find them on facebook, twitter and pinterest! If you love cooking outdoors - make sure to check out the Explore The Grill promotion that Save Mart has running with Pepsi right now. Every day there is a Green Egg grill being given away - go check it out!!


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