Carrot and courgette inside out burger with avocado cream and lemon tahini

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Oh my days this grain free carrot and courgette inside out burger is mind-blowing. You’ll never want a normal bread bun again. These are way more nutritious. I feel so good eating them and no more bloated belly!

My inspiration for these vegetarian burgers came from the Disney film Inside Out. If you’ve not seen it, make yourself a carrot and courgette inside out burger and snuggle down to watch it, it’s hilarious. Made me think, why do we keep the good stuff to the teeny, tiny filling in the middle? Go all out, reverse it and put the good stuff on the outside… you get to enjoy even more… and with them being made from vegetables they’re positively good for you.

Feel free to fill them with what ever filling takes your fancy today. If you eat meat, some grilled chicken or even crispy bacon would go well. I fancied a meat free day today so packed mine with avocado cream, roasted peppers and my new favourite lemon tahini dip. Did you know Tahini is one of the most incredible sources of calcium? More so than milk. Dollop it on, your bones will thank you for it… as will your taste buds!

Can’t wait to hear what you think of them. Enjoy x

Makes 1 double carrot and courgette inside out burger


  • 4 large carrots
  • 3 small courgettes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch salt and course black pepper
  • Fresh basil to serve
Avocado cream
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Pinch of salt and course black pepper
Lemon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and course black pepper


Preheat the oven to 190C (fan assisted)

Prep the veg by peeling the carrots, onion and garlic. Dice the onion and garlic into small pieces. Cut the Ramero pepper into 2 inch pieces and slice one courgette into thin rounds, roast in the oven in a little olive oil and salt for 10 minutes for the courgettes and about 20 minutes. for the peppers.

In a food processor or with a grater, shred the carrot and the remaining 2 courgettes. Heat in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften. Transfer to a muslin cloth and squeeze out any excess water.

Sweat the onion and garlic in a little olive oil on a low heat until translucent.

Combine the onion mix with the grated vegetable and all the remaining burger ingredients above.

Press into burger shapes, place on slightly oiled baking that and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes until cooked through. Flip half way through.

For the avocado cream, simply blitz all the ingredients together using a food processor or hand blender.

For the lemon tahini, simply mix in a small bowl or shake well in a jam jar.

Fill the carrot and courgette burgers with the avocado cream, lemon tahini, peppers, roasted  courgette and fresh basil and you’re good to go. Reckon you can take a bite without splodging?

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Jo Harding

Jo Harding

My food philosophy is all about awakening a carefree, happier, healthier you whilst reducing inflammation and toxins in the body. I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a super strong gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I want my blog to show how simple and tasty healthy food really is and by using a little imagination, you can still enjoy all your ‘crust’ food favourites without feeling bored or deprived. I’m here to show you that eating low starch paleo is so much more than just bland meat and overboiled veg!


  1. This looks absolutely incredible – as do most of the recipes on your site. You photography is beautiful too. Currently on my own gut healing journey to improve my lupus diagnosis so I’ll be sure to try some of your recipes and let you know the results!

    1. Jo Harding Author

      Hey Emma, oh i’m so glad you found my blog. Thanks so much for your kind words, it means a lot to me. Great news that you’ve started your gut healing journey and i wish you lots of luck. It’s indeed a journey, stick with it, you will improve. I don’t think the doctors ever thought i’d get to where i have through diet. I still have to make sure i take care of my gut every day, taking supplements, drinking broth and eating the right foods, i expect i always will. I passionately believe all health starts and ends in the gut. Please do keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing and follow along on instagram, i’m having lots of fun on there! Healing hugs, Jo

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