Low Fat Herby Burger

Low Fat Herby Burgers

Low Fat Herby Burgers

A jewel of the barbeque, everyone will love these low fat burgers! Pack in flavour with healthy herbs, top with avocado and serve in a wholemeal bun. Go carb-free and bun-less to reduce the calories.

Nutritionals per serving. Serves 4.

Calories: 316 kcals (169kcals without bun)

Fat: 9g

Carbs: 37g

Sugars: 7g

Protein: 19g

Fibre: 8g


  • 5% fat beef mince
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • A handful of basil leaves, finely chopped
  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp light pesto
  • 1 egg, beaten

 Burger toppings:

    • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
    • 1 curly leaf lettuce, leaves washed
    • 1 heirloom tomato, sliced
    • 1 small avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced (optional)
    • 4 wholemeal seeded rolls (optional)


1. Mix the 5% fat mince the red onion, basil, parsley, pesto and the egg together in a large bowl to bind the mixture.

2. Divide the mixture into 4 medium-sized balls and flatten into patties. Put on a plate and leave in the fridge to firm up for at least a couple of hours, or overnight.

3. Heat your barbeque. When it’s ready, rub a little coconut oil over the burgers and barbeque them on each side until cooked right through.

4.  Meanwhile, toast the wholemeal rolls (optional) spread with a little mayonnaise and top with lettuce.

5. Place the burgers on top, add a little onion and slices of avocado (optional).


If you want to go low carb or gluten-free, simply replace the bun with a romaine lettuce cup!

Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

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