Indulge in the very best of barbecue food this summer with Good Food's favourite healthy burgers. The top dog of the barbecue has been given the ultimate makeover, so you can be sure these recipes will do you good. From brilliant beany burgers to fabulous fish patties, these burgers are bursting with delicious seasonal flavours. If you're looking for a lighter option that still packs a punch, check out our healthy barbecue recipe collection.


1. Prawn & salmon burgers

Salmon burger with salad on board

Whip up these simple prawn & salmon burgers for a fabulous fishy feast that's full of nutritious goodness and rich in omega-3. We love the chilli mayo mix for an added flavour boost and the crunchy salad topping. They take just 15 minutes of prep time, so you won't spend long sweating it out in the kitchen.

2. Chickpea & coriander burgers

Chickpea burgers on bun with red onion and salad

These tasty chickpea & coriander burgers deliver plenty of flavour, as well as providing two of your 5-a-day. You won't believe this perfectly-spiced patty is low-fat but believe us, it's true. Top with fresh red onion and spicy chilli sauce for an extra kick, and turn a tin of chickpeas into something remarkable.

3. Jerk chicken burgers

Chicken burger with guacamole

Pump up the seasoning with our Jamaican-inspired jerk chicken burgers, grilled to perfection and served with all your favourite trimmings. This super-simple recipe will have people coming back for seconds, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. If you need a speedy supper or a quick fix for your next barbecue, this is it.

4. Turkey & coriander burgers with guacamole

Turkey burger with guacamole on buns

It's a fact that everything is better with a dollop of creamy guacamole, and that includes our easy turkey & coriander burgers. Fill your bread rolls to the brim with golden brown burgers, guac and sweet Peppadew peppers to balance the chilli in the avocado mix.

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5. Smoky mushroom burgers

Mushroom burger with cheese on bun

Make the most of these fungi and create our smoky mushroom burgers with melty cheese and super indulgent roasted garlic mayo. Cooking the garlic cloves before using them brings out a really intense flavour – we can't get enough of it. Top your stuffed mushrooms with plenty of cheddar and caramelized sticky onions for a true showstopper. Even confirmed mushroom haters will love these impressive patties.

6. Easy vegan burgers

Vegan burgers with salad and ketchup on plate

Rustle up a perfect polenta burger either on the grill or in the oven for a plant-based option that doesn't skimp on flavour. We recommend making a batch and freezing them, so they're ready for when you need them. Use sweet potato and sweetcorn to bulk up the base. The polenta gives these burgers an irresistible crunch on that all-important first bite – they're well worth the effort! Serve with our easy tomato salsa you can whip up in five minutes.

7. Beef burgers with sweet potato wedges

Beef burgers with sweet potato wedges on board

If you can't imagine a barbecue without beef burgers, this recipe is for you. Combine lean mince, fresh chilli and garlic to make these simple patties and serve with paprika-spiced crispy wedges. This recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and won't cause you any undue stress in the kitchen. These wholesome burgers are impressive in every way.

8. Tangy tuna burgers

Tuna burger with avocado on bun

Try a twist on a classic and make our uncomplicated tangy tuna burgers for two. This simple supper can be plated up in just 25 minutes. All you need is fresh tuna steak and a handful of other ingredients, then cook to your liking. The ginger, garlic and soy gives these burgers an Asian-inspired flavour infusion – try a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce if you're feeling daring. We think you'll love them from the first bite to the last.

9. Mushroom & chickpea burgers

Chickpea burger on bun with tomatoes

Who knew chickpeas and mushrooms were a match made in heaven? We did. Make these veggie burgers with a cumin-spiced yogurt – the recipe uses ingredients you'll probably have to hand, so no need for panicked trips to the supermarket. These burgers also make a great alternative to soggy sarnies if you want a lunch with a difference.

10. Miso burgers

Burgers with slaw on plate with fork

We're mad for miso, especially in burger form with a fresh mint and pomegranate slaw on the side. These veg-packed beauties are low-calorie, low-fat and make a nice change from beany veggie options. Try with a squeeze of lime and a generous helping of the carrot and cabbage slaw.

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