Courgette & cheese burgers

  • Preparation time: 25
  • Cooking time: 8 minutes to 10 minutes
  • Total time: 33 minutes to 35 minutes 35 minutes

Makes: 8


200g fresh breadcrumbs
2 medium Waitrose British
Blacktail Eggs, beaten
2 cloves garlic, crushed
300g peas, blanched
2 x 25g packs fresh basil
125g pack soft goat's cheese
60g Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
Grated zest 2 lemons
4 large courgettes, thinly sliced with a peeler
Olive oil, for brushing
To serve, toasted buns, tomato, fresh mayonnaise, sliced red onion 


1. In a food processor, place the breadcrumbs with the eggs, garlic, peas, basil and both cheeses, then pulse to a coarse paste. Spoon this mixture into a bowl, add the lemon zest and season well.

2. Arrange the courgette strips into 8 star shapes on a board. Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in the centre of each and fold the courgettes over the top to form a parcel. Refrigerate the patties for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer if you have time.

3. Preheat the griddle or light the barbecue to medium heat, and heat a frying pan, if you wish. Brush each pattie with a little oil and place on the griddle or frying pan on the barbecue. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning gently once, flattening a little after each turn, or until char-marked and cooked in the middle. As they cook they will soften.

4. Serve the burgers in toasted soft buns with tomato slices, fresh mayonnaise and a little sliced red onion.