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Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burgers

Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burger on a round wooden chopping board.
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Burgers don’t have to contain meat to be delicious, filling and extremely satisfying! Halloumi is a perfect alternative for a meat patty. Our Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burger has it all – the saltiness of halloumi, the sweetness and the heat from sweet chilli and all the lovely textures of the veggies. Arranged in a buttery brioche bun, these are the most delectable summer burgers to impress any vegetarians and meat-lovers alike!

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Versatility of Halloumi

I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t like halloumi cheese. It is such a wonderful and very unique type of cheese that not many other things can compete or even come close to its distinctive texture and flavour. What is more, it is ridiculously versatile. We use halloumi in burgers, stews, salads and grain bowls (I am yet to come up with a halloumi dessert :)).

So What Exactly Is Halloumi?

Halloumi (sometimes spelt haloumi) is a semi-hard cheese originating in Cyprus and world-renowned for its chewy texture and salty flavour. This Cypriot cheese can be made with goat’s, cow’s or sheep’s milk, but the majority of halloumi cheese you will find in Europe and the US will be made with a mixture of all three. Because of its higher than usual melting point, halloumi is a perfect cheese to add to stews, grill, pan-fry or cook on skewers.

two vegetarian halloumi burgers on a stone platter.

Who Doesn’t Like Burgers, Right?

I also don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good burger! Here, at Somebody Feed Seb, we are no exception and cook burgers on the grill outside in the summertime, and inside in our kitchen when the weather is starting to become gloomy (an option we often have to take here in North Wales).

Some of our favourite burger recipes include:

What are some of your own favourite burgers? We would love to hear about them and try them ourselves here! Leave us a message in the comments with your favourite recipes!

Ingredients and Substitutes

  • halloumi: full-fat halloumi has the best texture for burgers.
  • flour: for coating the halloumi.
  • chilli powder: or cayenne pepper.
  • oil: choose flavourless odourless oil, such as vegetable, sunflower or rapeseed oil.
  • burger buns: we love brioche buns for these vegetarian halloumi burgers.
  • avocado: ripe but not mushy.
  • tomato
  • lettuce leaves: or spinach
  • red onion
  • mayonnaise
  • lime: juice only
  • sweet chilli sauce: we use Thai-style sweet chilli sauce, but chilli jam will also work.

Method: How To Make Swee Chilli Halloumi Burgers?

Gather all your ingredients. Slice the tomatoes, shred the lettuce and thinly slice the red onion. Cut the avocado into slices and drizzle some lime juice all over to prevent the avocado from browning.

Cut the halloumi in half sideways so you have two slices (there’s normally a crease where the block of halloumi tends to split naturally), and dab them with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

In a bowl, mix the flour and chilli powder. Roll the halloumi patties in the mixture and set them aside.

Heat a frying pan with a tbsp of oil. Once hot, add the halloumi patties and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Don’t move them too much or they will lose their crispy coating, but make sure they aren’t burning.

In the meantime, mix mayo, lime juice and sweet chilli in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning if required.

Lightly toast the brioche buns. Spread some of the sweet chilli mayo on the bottom half of the brioche bun, and top with shredded lettuce leaves, avocado, red onion and tomatoes. Place a crispy halloumi slice on top and drizzle with the remaining mayo. Scatter some red onion and top with the other half of the brioche bun.

What To Serve With Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burgers?

This Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burger is sandwiched with four different salad vegetables already: lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and avocado, so all it needs is a good potato side dish! Try it with:


Other Halloumi Recipes To Try

If you are a big fan of halloumi (we sure are!), you may like some of our other recipes below:

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Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burger on a round wooden chopping board.

Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burgers

Burgers don't have to contain meat to be delicious, filling and extremely satisfying! Halloumi is a perfect alternative for a meat patty. Our Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burgers have it all – the saltiness of halloumi, the sweetness and the heat from sweet chilli and all the lovely textures of the veggies. Arranged in a buttery brioche bun, these are the most delectable summer burgers to impress any vegetarians and meat-lovers alike!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British, Cypriot
Servings 2 burgers
Calories 587 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 225 g halloumi
  • 25 g flour
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 brioche buns cut in half
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 2 lettuce leaves shredded
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 50 g mayo
  • 1/2 lime juice only
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Instructions
 

  • Cut the halloumi in half sideways so you have two slices, dab them with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour and chilli powder. Roll the halloumi patties in the mixture and set aside.
  • Heat a frying pan with a tbsp of oil. Once hot, add the halloumi patties and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Don't move them too much or they will lose their crispy coating.
  • In the meantime, mix mayo, lime juice and sweet chilli in a small bowl.
  • Lightly toast the brioche buns. Spread some of the sweet chilli mayo on the bottom half, and top with shredded lettuce leaves, avocado and tomatoes. Place a crispy halloumi slice on top and drizzle with the remaining mayo. Scatter some red onion and top with the other half of the brioche bun.

Nutrition

Calories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 19gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 985mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2879IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 557mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Halloumi Burger Recipe, Sweet Chilli Burger, Sweet Chilli Halloumi, Vegetarian Halloumi Burger
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8 Replies to “Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burgers”

  1. Claudia Lamascolo says: Reply

    5 stars
    These are totally gourmet and are off the charts with flavor on the very first bite!!

    1. Wow, you calling these burgers gourmet is the best compliment to us! Thanks, Claudia! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    What a fun idea! I still have not tried halloumi but really would like to as I’m trying to cut back on meat this year. Sounds delicious!

    1. Oh, you should definitely try halloumi! It’s one of those things that makes you fall in love at the first bite! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    These were delicious. This was my first time trying Halloumi but it won’t be my last. It tasted great. The sweet chili sauce went perfectly with the burger. Thanks for sharing.

    1. That’s great! Thanks for making our burgers your first halloumi experience 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! The mayo and the sweet chili sauce..yessss!!!

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