Side view of a cajun halloumi burger, with lettuce, tomato and brioche bun. With a skewer through it.
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Cajun Halloumi Burger with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

This Cajun Halloumi Burger is a tasty veggie burger - and it's super quick to make in just 10 minutes! The halloumi gets crispy outside and soft inside.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Meal
Cuisine: American, Cyprus
Servings: 2
Calories: 582kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts
Cost: $5

Equipment

Ingredients

For the Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  • 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • pepper

For the grilled halloumi

  • 8.8 ounces (250g) halloumi
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning

To assemble the burgers

  • 2 brioche burger buns
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • lettuce

To serve (optional)

  • sweet potato wedges

Instructions

For the Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  • Spoon the yogurt into a small bowl and stir in the pepper and garlic (start with half, taste and add more if desired). Set aside.

For the Halloumi Burgers

  • Cut the halloumi into slices just under 1cm thick.
  • Stir the cajun seasoning into the 2 tsp of oil and brush over the halloumi slices.
  • Heat a non-stick pan on medium-high heat (if not non-stick add 2 tsp of oil). Once the pan is hot, lay the halloumi onto it and cook for 2 mins on each side or until seared. Turn and repeat on the other side.

To assemble the burgers

  • Slice the burger buns in half and if desired toast them lightly.
  • Spread a spoonful of the garlic yogurt sauce onto the bottom half and add slices of tomato and halloumi. Top with lettuce and the top of the bun. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Check your halloumi package that it is suitable for vegetarians if required, some may contain rennet (which isn't veggie). 
  • How you slice your halloumi will depend on the shape of your 'ball' of it. If it's smaller, use a few slices per person.
  • Be sure to get the frying pan nice and hot, so the halloumi quickly sears and gets that lovely crispy crust.
  • You can also barbecue, grill, griddle pan your halloumi, or stick it under the broiler. You want to get it hot, quickly!
  • Halloumi is best served right away, however if you have leftover fried halloumi, then let it cool and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, put it in a frying pan over a medium/low heat and heat it slowly until the middle is warm. Reheating halloumi needs to be done slowly otherwise the outside will burn and the middle won't soften.

Nutrition

Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1724mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 1353mg | Iron: 1.9mg