One of our best burger recipes! Try our Greenshell Mussel and Zucchini Burger. It's juicy and tasty all in one.

Mussel and Zucchini Burgers

Who doesn’t love a burger? Our fat, juicy Greenshell™ Mussels make the perfect burger patty.
30 mins
4 people


  • 20 shelled Greenshell™ Mussels fresh (steamed and halved) or frozen (thawed and halved)

  • oil for cooking


  • 3 large eggs, size 7

  • ¾ cup plain flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • pinch chilli flakes

  • finely grated zest 1 lemon

  • 2 medium zucchini, coarsely grated

  • 1 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • ¾ cup good-quality egg mayonnaise

  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon

  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped gherkins

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • sea salt and ground pepper


  • 4 large burger buns, halved and toasted

  • lemon and caper mayo

  • rocket, sliced avocado, and tomatoes to serve



1. Put the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, cumin, chilli flakes and lemon zest in a food processor and blend until smooth. Tip into a bowl and stir in the zucchini, cheese, parsley and the chopped mussels.

2. Heat a large sauté pan with a little oil. Add a quarter of the batter and form into a thick patty the same size as your buns. Cover and cook over a medium low heat for 4 minutes. Turn over and continue to cook until they are firm to the touch and fully cooked through. Keep warm in a low oven if making in batches.


Stir all the ingredients together and season. Makes 1 cup.


Spread the buns with the lemon mayo and top with the rocket, mussel burgers, tomato and avocado. Add the tops and serve immediately.


These mussel and zucchini burgers can be enjoyed as a main on their own or bite sized for the perfect nibble or starter.

Buy Sanford Greenshell™ Mussel Meat from Sanford & Sons online. Eat mussels fresh or the best way to cook mussels is pan fried.
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Greenshell™ Mussels - Meat

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