Healthy Lettuce Burgers

If you love a good burger, then you’ll be happy to discover this clean, wholesome take on the classic. My family and I go nuts for this one. This recipe is taken from my first book, The Healthy LifeServe it with these crunchy sweet potato chips for a delicious Sunday indulgence.


Healthy Lettuce Burgers

Serves: 4


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 500 g organic minced beef
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Himalayan salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tsbp olive oil

To serve 

  • iceberg lettuce cups
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup pickles, sliced
  • healthy tomato sauce



  1. To make the patties, combine all the ingredients, except the olive oil, in a large bowl. Season to taste and, using your hands, divide the mixture into 4 patties.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat, and cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking. Place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. To serve, place a lettuce leaf on a plate, top with a meat patty, sliced tomato, pickle slices and tomato sauce. Top with another lettuce leaf. Repeat with the remaining patties.


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