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The Courgette Burger

by Adria Wu

Author- Adria Wu

Adria Wu, Cordon Bleu trained chef and woman behind the healthy eatery Maple & Fitz serves up an age old classic, the guilt-free way. Welcome to the stage The Healthy Courgette Burger. And it’s mouth wateringly delicious too.

Easy to make and super healthy, this is a real summer go-to recipe. Invite a few friends over and serve up with sweet potato fries and your favourite summer salad. Yum!

The Courgette Burger


Minced turkey breast, 500g
Courgette, 1 medium, 200g, grated
Spring onion, 1 stalk, slice
Fresh herbs, 50g e.g. tarragon, parsley, mint, Basil
Garlic, 2 cloves, diced
Ginger, 25g, grated
Cumin, 1 tsp
Smoked paprika, 1 tsp
Chili, 1/4 tsp (optional)
Flaked sea salt, 1 tsp
Black pepper, 1/2 tsp
Olive oil, 2 tbsp
Large Portobello mushrooms, 8
Sesame seeds, 2 tbsp
Sea salt and black pepper to taste


Tomato, 1 sliced
Baby gem lettuce, 2 heads

Serves 4          


1.Pre-heat oven or BBQ 180C

2.Prepare vegetables and evenly combine with spices and herbs. Add turkey

and mix well with spatula or hands.

3.Make 4 patties. On a hot oven-proof pan, add oil and cook patties for 3

mins on each side and into oven for 12-15 mins until thoroughly cooked.

4.Meanwhile, cook Portobello mushrooms skin side down on med heat in a non-stick pan with lid on for 8 mins. When ready, take off heat, flip and sprinkle sesame seeds on 4 of the 8 mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper.

5.Assemble burger when ready with toppings

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