Closeup of a Halloumi Burger

Halloumi Burger

Treat yourself to these delicious Halloumi Burgers ... they're a fun twist on the classic veggie burger!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American, Cypriot
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Ginnie

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray

For Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil

For Burgers:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces Halloumi cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce
  • pickled onions
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.

Prepare Tomato Sauce:

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in tomatoes and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in balsamic vinegar, then cook until thick.
  • Remove sauce from heat. Stir in basil and season to taste with salt. Set aside.

Prepare Burgers:

  • While sauce is cooking, brush portobellos lightly with olive oil.
  • Roast mushrooms for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for 10 minutes more (or until tender). Remove from oven, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Once mushrooms start cooking, heat a grill pan over medium heat.
  • Brush halloumi with remaining olive oil, then add to hot pan.
  • Cook halloumi until browned grill marks appear, then flip and cook on other side. Remove from heat.
  • To assemble burgers, top bun with a small handful of lettuce, pickled onions, portobellos, tomato sauce, and cheese.
  • Serve burgers immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal
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