Air fryer mozzarella mushroom burgers

Marvellous meat-free burgers made easy!

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Create this easy vegetarian burger in less than 30 minutes in your air fryer. With earthy mushrooms, creamy mozzarella and basil pesto for extra oomph.
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  • 8 portobello mushrooms (400g)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large brioche buns (400g), split
  • ¼ cup (75g) aioli
  • 40 grams mixed salad leaves
  • 1 large tomato (220g), sliced thinly
  • 125 grams fresh mozzarella ball, cut into 4 slices
  • 1/3 cup (90g) basil pesto
  • to serve: shoestring fries and low-sugar tomato sauce


  • 1
    Place mushrooms, vinegar and oil in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Season.
  • 2
    Preheat a 7-litre air fryer to 180˚C/350˚F for 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Taking care, place mushrooms in air fryer basket; at 180˚C/350˚F, cook for 12 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time, until tender.
  • 4
    Spread bun bases with aioli, then top with salad leaves, tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms and pesto; sandwich together with bun tops.
  • 5
    Serve mushroom burgers with shoestring fries and tomato sauce.

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