Spicy Halloumi Burger

This middle-eastern inspired dish is a perfect meat-alternative that won't disappoint on texture and flavour. 


  • 1 aubergine
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 x 200g pack of halloumi cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • 170g mayonnaise
  • 60g tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Few drops of tabasco
  • 2 Limes
  • Method:

Preheat oven to 200C.

Slice the Aubergine and arrange on a roasting tray, season and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for roughly 20 – 25 minutes.

In a bowl whisk the mayo, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and tabasco until creamy, add more lemon juice if the mixture is too thick.

Slice the Halloumi and pan fry until golden on both sides. I like to squeeze some lime juice over the halloumi while I fry it.

Toast the burger buns and add a large dollop of the tahini and tabasco sauce on each bun. Arrange slices of halloumi and aubergine and top with a little rocket.


Check out : http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/809/116282/0/Ireland-AM to see us cooking them live.