To help you make this a summer of way better burgers, we dreamed up 10 fresh ways to dress them that will be easy and delicious, no matter what they are made of.

The Figgy Piggy Blue

•Fig jam

•Crumbled blue cheese

•Prosciutto or serrano ham

The Eggplant Parm

•Sliced fresh mozzarella

•Sliced grilled eggplant

•Sun-dried tomatoes


The Back Woods

•Cranberry sauce

•Extra-sharp cheddar cheese

•Applewood smoked bacon

•Coarse grain brown mustard

The Thai

•Sliced avocado

•Spicy peanut sauce (2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, splash of hot sauce)

•Sliced red onion

•Fresh cilantro

The New Yorker


•Caramelized onions

•Horseradish sauce

•Swiss cheese

The Mediterranean

•Sliced roasted red peppers

•Olive tapenade

•Feta cheese

•Fresh basil

The Indian

•Naan (in place of a bun)

•Potato chips sprinkled with curry powder

•Baby spinach

Heuvos Rancheros

•Fried egg (with a runny yolk)


•Monteray Jack cheese

•Crisped bacon or chorizo

The Caesar

•Toasted garlic bread (in place of a bun)

•Chopped romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing

•Shaved Parmesan cheese

•Anchovies (if you dare)

The Dragon

•Sriracha sauce

•Pickled jalapenos

•Pepper jack cheese


•Ground Sichuan peppercorns ]]>