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Crispy halloumi burgers with sweet chilli mayonnaise

Crispy halloumi burgers

A really easy-to-make crispy veggie burger with halloumi cheese as the star of the show. Top brioche buns with shallow fried halloumi slices, then pile on ribbons of carrot and cucumber and sweet chilli mayonnaise. Delicious!
Course easy main meal
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 523 kcal

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 9 ounces halloumi cheese 1 ‘log’ = 250 grams, sliced into 6 slices lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons flour (roughly)
  • 0.5 inches oil in a small saucepan
  • 0.25 cucumbers peeled
  • 0.5 carrots peeled
  • 2 burger buns (I like to use brioche buns)
  • 1 handful salad leaves (I used rocket and spinach but any lettuce/greens is fine)

For the mayonnaise

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil until it sizzles when you dip the end of a piece of halloumi in it.
  2. Dip each slice of halloumi in the flour so that it has a thin layer all over.
  3. Carefully place the halloumi into the oil (in 2 batches) and let cook for 2 to 4 minutes until golden brown on both sides (you can turn it over half way through cooking if you like but you may not need to).
  4. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to peel thin strips of cucumber and carrot. Mix the two together.
  5. Remove the halloumi from the oil and drain for a moment on kitchen paper while you prepare the mayo and burger buns.
  6. Lightly toast the buns. Meanwhile, mix the mayo and sweet chilli sauce.
  7. Assemble the burgers. Spread the bottom part of the bread with a layer of mayonnaise, then top with some salad leaves.

  8. Top each burger with 2 slices of crispy halloumi, then pile a handful of cucumber and carrot on top.
  9. Finally, spoon over more mayo to taste and cover with the top part of the burger. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Although these halloumi burgers are delicious on their own, they also go really well with sweet potato fries!

If you prefer a bit more 'zing' in your burger, simply add a bit more sweet chilli sauce to your mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy halloumi burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 1388mg 58%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 34.3%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 90.7%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.