Sometimes you just need a burger and this halloumi burger is super satisfying whilst still being at least a little bit healthy!
The halloumi is boiled before frying to soften the texture and lessen the saltiness – definitely worth a try if the strong taste or squeaky texture has put you off in the past. I used chilli halloumi for a bit of extra kick – you can buy this from most supermarkets.
It’s then topped with a crisp, raw beetroot, mint and dill pickled relish and some spicy harissa mayo.
I served this burger with some healthy, ActiFry chips and the rest of the beetroot salad on the site. De-lish!
This burger is in part inspired by a similar Gousto recipe that uses raw carrot and coriander. If you haven’t tried Gousto, they are a recipe and food delivery service that sends you everything you need to cook delicious and healthy meals. They have some good vegetarian options. If you’d like to give them a go we can both get discount – click here to learn more.
Health Boosting Beets
Beetroot is high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). They also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
Batty for beetroot?! Try these squash and beetroot mini tacos.
- 1 block halloumi (225g)
- 2 ciabatta rolls
- Slice the halloumi in half lengthways so you have two thin burger slices
- Put them into boiling water for about 5 minutes
- Remove and drain on kitchen towel
- Heat a frying pan to a medium heat
- Once hot, add the halloumi to the pan and cook on each side for about 4 mins or until golden
- Grate the 2 beetroots
- Add the chopped mint and dill
- Add the olive oil and vinegar
- Season, taste and adjust to preference
- Heat the ciabatta in the oven then slice
- Combine the harissa and mayo, stir
- Assemble the burgers and enjoy