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Tilapia Burgers

Burgers are unanimously associated with summer. People think of juicy burgers being enjoyed with friends at a backyard barbecue cookout. And yes I’m not forgetting the the endless topping combinations that allow you to customize your burger and upgrade from the plain old cheese burger. 

Being a vegetarian, I don’t miss beef burgers at all, but there is something about a burger that is essential to my summer experience. Hence, I present a tilapia burger. Bursting with flavour and juices, even meat-eaters will be asking for the recipe. 

These burgers are:

  • Juicy
  • Vibrant 
  • Fresh
  • With a hint of citrus



  • 2 tilapia fillets, thawed and cut into 1/4″ cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 zucchini, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs, regular Italian bread crumbs will do but the Panko really help everything stay together 
  • Juice and zest of one lemon 
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro chopped 
  • 1/4 cup of parsley chopped
  • 1 handful of chives chopped
  • 3 scallions roughly chopped


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup Cucumber finely diced 
  • Chives chopped 


  1. Add all burger ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Shape 1/3 cup of mixture into a patty. Wrap extra individual patties in plastic wrap and freeze. 
  2. To cook: place each patties onto a piece of greased aluminum foil and grill on medium heat on the BBQ for 10 min a side. Add English muffin to the BBQ to toast up for the last few minutes of cooking.
  3. While baking mixing all sauce ingredients together. 
  4. Remove from BBQ, place patty in English muffin, top with yogurt mixture and freshly shopped scallions. 


If you have any questions, leave us a comment below. I’m notoriously known for not using recipes and going with what feels right, so feel free to adjust ingredient amounts to what looks right. 


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