Courgette chicken fennel burgers


The burgers can be made in advance and frozen, then cooked when ready to use. Just be sure to thaw the meat completely before cooking.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Serves: 4 people

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  1. To make the slaw, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard and lemon zest in a large bowl. Set the lemon juice aside for the avocado sauce. Add the shaved fennel and cabbage and toss to coat. Season to taste, then set aside.
  2. Combine all the burger ingredients except the oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix until evenly combined. Shape into four large patties 10cm in diameter and 1.25cm thick, placing on a tray lined with baking parchment as you go.
  3. Put a large pan over a medium-low heat and add the oil. Add the burgers and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through.
  4. While these are cooking, scoop the avocado into a mini blender. Add the reserved lemon juice and melted coconut oil and blend until smooth, then season to taste with salt. The sauce should be thick and creamy.
  5. Once the burgers are cooked, spread the avocado sauce across the burger bun base. Top with some slaw, a burger and another dollop of avocado sauce, then add the burger bun top. Serve the rest of the slaw and avocado sauce on the side and dig in.

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