Burger of the Month: Mozzarella Avocado Tomato (MAT) Burger

This easy, 3-ingredient burger made with mozzarella, avocado, and tomato is a slightly healthier way to indulge in a restaurant favorite.
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In April Nicole and I got a little carried away with the comfort food… It was just one of those months. We posted about our Spaghetti Carbonara and wine and cheese night, while also working hard to create new recipes for you including buffalo chicken mac n’ cheese and burritos with homemade ranchero sauce. So after a long week of cooking and a couple heavier meals, we decided to go healthier and lighter for our Burger of the Month with a mozzarella burger

Well, as light and healthy as burgers can be.

A juicy burger topped with melty mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato, and mashed avocado on a soft bun.

The MAT Burger is just three simple ingredients that work perfectly together: mozzarella, avocado, and tomato. Throw them on top of our Classic Burger Patty and a soft hamburger bun, and you have yourself a quick and easy dinner. 

A burger with mashed avocado, melty mozzarella cheese and a fresh tomato slice served on a soft bun

That’s all there is to it, but here are three quick tips to help your burgers turn out just like ours:

  1. We cook on cast iron, so it’s important to get consistently-sized, well-packed patties. That’s why we use the Cuisinart Stuffed Burger Press to form our patties.
  2. It is important to get the mozzarella on the patty as soon as you flip it to give it enough time to melt. I even cover the pan with another cast iron skillet to make sure the cheese is super melty.
  3. Although topping the burger with slices of avocado may look nicer, it makes it very difficult to eat. We like to mash our avocado and spread it on the bottom bun for a slightly cleaner meal.
A mozzarella tomato avocado burger served with sweet potato tots and a Dos Topas lager.

And as always, no burger is complete without a side and a local beer. This week we air-fried some crispy Alexia Sweet Potato Tots and enjoyed a Dos Topas Lager from right down the street by Topa Topa Brewing Co. A crisp lager and sweet potato tots were the perfect complement to this light burger. 

A burger topped with avocado, mozzarella, and fresh tomato served with sweet potato tots.

We hope that you will give this burger a try and wash it down with a local light lager of your own!

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Mozzarella Avocado Tomato (MAT) Burger

This easy, 3-ingredient burger made with mozzarella, avocado, and tomato is a slightly healthier way to indulge in a restaurant favorite.
Servings 2 burgers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



The Base

The Toppings

  • 2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices red vine tomato
  • 1 small avocado mashed


  • Prepare the toppings – fresh slices of mozzarella, red vine tomato, and mashed avocado – and set aside.
  • Grill Classic Burger Patties until desired doneness, topping each with a slice of mozzarella cheese right after the burgers are flipped for maximum melting time.*
  • While the burgers are cooking, spread an even layer of mashed avocado on the bottom halves of the burger buns.
  • Transfer cooked patties to buns, placing them on top of the mashed avocado. Top each burger with a slice of tomato and then close the buns.
  • Serve with your favorite side, a cold lager, and enjoy!*


Classic Burger Patties: This is our original recipe for delicious homemade burger patties. But we totally get it if you want to use frozen or pre-made patties to make this dish a little easier!
Melting the cheese: To get extra melty cheese on your burgers, try covering the pan with a lid! (If you’re grilling on the stove like we do).
Serving suggestions: This “healthy” burger pairs well with a side of sweet potato tots (or sweet potato fries) and a crisp, light beer.
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Author: Alex
Calories: 563kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, grilling, mozzarella, summer, tomatoes


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 4mg

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