Halloumi Burger Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 large courgettes, cut into 1cm thick diagonal slices
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 4 and seeded
  • 1 orange pepper, cut into 4 and seeded
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 200g halloumi, cut into 4 thick slices
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 4 round slices of red onion
  • 4 brioche burger buns
  • 2 tbsp light salad cream
  • 2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 40g lambs leaf and ruby chard salad
  • 2 tbsp red onion relish

Nutrition

Calories columnFat columnSaturates columnSugars columnSalt column
Calories
434g per serving
22% %GDA
Fat
22.00g per serving
31% %GDA
Saturates
12.00g per serving
60% %GDA
Sugars
16.00g per serving
18% %GDA
Salt
2.00g per serving
33% %GDA

Method

  1. Toss half the oil and thyme with the courgette and pepper and plenty of black pepper.

  2. Drizzle the rest of the oil over the halloumi then add the chilli, remaining thyme and plenty of black pepper.

  3. Heat a griddle pan until hot, add the courgette and pepper and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until tender and charred.

  4. Add the halloumi to the griddle and char on each side for 1 minute until golden and just soft.

  5. Remove then add the burger buns, cut side down and char for 30 seconds then place onto a serving plate.

  6. Spread the bottom bun with salad cream and the top with red onion relish.

  7. Layer the bottom bun with the salad leaves and sliced tomatoes, then add the peppers and courgettes.

  8. Lay the halloumi on top followed by the red onions and the top bun.

  9. Serve straightaway – halloumi becomes hard and a bit chewy if it’s allowed to get cold before eating it.