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These zucchini-loaded veggie burgers are too tender for the grill grate, so they’re cooked on a griddle, but they get a great kick from smoked paprika. Slideshow:  More Veggie Burgers 

June 2016


Credit: © Adrian Gaut

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40 mins
3 hrs


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  • Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss the zucchini and yellow squash with 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and spread on 2 baking sheets in a single layer. Roast until golden, turning the squash and rotating the baking sheets halfway through, 1 hour. Let cool to room temperature.

  • In a bowl, combine both paprikas with the cayenne, garlic and 1 tablespoon of salt. In a food processor, pulse the squash and zucchini with the paprika spice mix in 2 batches until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the panko and parsley and mix gently.

  • Form the mixture into eight 4-inch burgers about 1 inch thick. Arrange the burgers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • On a griddle, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the burgers over moderately high heat until well-browned and heated through, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Set the zucchini burgers on the rolls and serve with the toppings.


Use this recipe for Roasted Garlic Tzatziki.

Suggested Pairing

Light-bodied, summery ale.