Zucchini Burger


No, it’s not vegetarian! 

So zucchini or courgette is a very handy ingredient to have at hand, especially if you are trying to lose weight/eat less due to it’s low calorie content.

Per 100g of the vegetable it contains a tiny 17 kcals! It also contains dietary fibre, potassium and vitamin C amongst other nutrients.

With inventions such as the spiralizer nowadays, zucchini has become increasingly popular, for example people use it as a replacement for pasta to cut down their carb/calorie intake, using the term ‘courgetti’.

Others are using them in their oats for breakfast or post-workout meal, using the term ‘zoats’ to make them more filling & add substance, and likewise with this burger recipe 🙂



  • 400g lean minced beef
  • 100g zucchini
  • 1 small red or white onion
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Grate the zucchini & pat dry removing as much moisture as possible. (Use kitchen paper or a fresh tea towel)
  3. Combine all the ingredients.
  4. Split the mixture into 4 and arrange into burger patties.
  5. Place on a sheet of tin foil & cook for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway – or until juice runs clear.
  6. Serve however you wish!


I served mine with reduced fat cheddar cheese (60kcals), on a brown burger bun (120kcals), with 1/2 tomato (10kcals) & 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (20kcals).

Let me know if you try it! #caloriesandcarbs on social media 🙂

Alana xo

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