Spinach & Zucchini Veggie Burgers ~ Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday everyone!! Since summer is in full tilt and BBQ season is well underway, I figured it was time for a veggie burger.

I wanted to keep this low-carb and gluten-free, so I’m using almond flour in place of bread crumbs.  I also used fresh, cooked spinach but you could substitute with frozen spinach, just make sure all the excess water is squeezed out.

Let’s get grillin’…Spinach & Zucchini Burger ~ Meatless Monday ~ www.thehappyhealthfreak.com

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Makes 4 Burgers

160 g or 6 oz cooked spinach
1 medium (200g) zucchini, grated
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup almond flour
1 egg
2 oz grated cheese of choice, I used KerryGold Gouda
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp onion powder
S&P

If you are using fresh spinach, chop it up and cook for a few minutes until wilted.  Allow to cool.  You need to squeeze out the excess moisture from both the spinach and the grated zucchini. I add them to a strainer, sprinkle with a bit of salt (this draws out the moisture) and let it sit in the sink for a bit.  If you are rushed for time, you could press down on the veggies with paper towel to get the liquid out.Spinach & Zucchini Veggie BurgersTransfer to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.Spinach & Zuchinni Veggie Burgers2Preheat BBQ or frying pan to medium heat.  If you’re cooking on a BBQ I like to cook veggie burgers on tin foil greased with olive oil so they don’t stick to the grill.  If you’re cooking in a frying pan, drizzle with oil.

Form 4 patties and cook burgers for about 7-8 minutes on each side.Spinach & Zucchini Veggie Burgers3 Spinach & Zucchini Veggie Burgers4It's #MeatlessMonday! Try out these Spinach Zucchini Veggie Burgers at your next BBQ. Click To Tweet
Remove from heat and add your favourite burger toppings.  I don’t normally use a bun but I made these low-carb, Ultimate Keto Buns from KetoDiet and they are awesome!  There is only 4.3g of net carbs per bun and they’re gluten-free.Spinach & Zucchini Veggie Burgers6Enjoy!

Nutritional info per burger (not including bun or toppings)
140 Calories, 6g Carbs, 3g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs, 10g Fat, 9g Protein, 1g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

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