Recipe

Salmon and zucchini burgers with green hummus

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Salmon and zucchini burgers
  • 1 medium zucchini (120g), grated coarsely
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 500 gram skinless, boneless salmon fillet, chopped coarsely
  • 6 green onions, chopped finely
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup (50g) coarse fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 baby cos (romaine) lettuce (80g)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (300g), sliced thinly
  • 4 wholegrain bread rolls (60g), split, toasted
Green hummus
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped coarsely
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped coarsely
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup (135g) hummus
  • 2 tablespoon greek-style yoghurt

Method

Salmon and zucchini burgers with green hummus
  • 1
    Combine zucchini and salt in a small bowl; stand 5 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid from zucchini.
  • 2
    Pulse salmon in a food processor into 1cm pieces. Add zucchini, onion, garlic, egg, cumin and half the herbs; pulse until well combined (pulse in short quick bursts to ensure you don't overmix).
  • 3
    To make ⅔ cup fresh breadcrumbs, remove the crust from three 1.5cm thick slices of wholemeal bread; process slices until they become coarse crumbs.
  • 4
    Add breadcrumbs, pulse until combined; season. (The mixture will be quite wet but will firm on chilling.) Using damp hands, shape mixture into four 10cm patties. Place on a baking-paper-lined tray. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, make green hummus. Process hummus and remaining herbs in processor until smooth. Add yoghurt; pulse until combined.
  • 6
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook patties for 3 minutes each side or until just cooked through.
  • 7
    Place lettuce, patties, green hummus and tomato between toasted rolls.

Notes

A fish burger makes a delicious alternative to a beef burger. You can use white-fleshed fish, or even prawns, instead of the salmon for something different.

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