Halloumi aubergine burgers with harissa relish

Halloumi aubergine burgers with harissa relish

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(35 ratings)

Ready in 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A veggie stack with a difference - flavour your fried cheese with Moroccan harissa paste and creamy houmous

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal510
  • fat29g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.2g
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Ingredients

  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onion, very finely sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • ½ aubergine, cut into 8 round slices
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 250g block halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 roasted red pepper from a jar, chopped
  • 2 tsp harissa
    Harissa

    Harissa

    ha-riss-ah

    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 4 ciabatta rolls, halved and lightly toasted
  • 4 tbsp houmous

Method

  1. Add 1 tbsp of the oil to a pan and tip in the onions. Cook over a high heat for a few mins, then turn down the heat and cook until soft and golden – about 8 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat another tbsp of oil and fry the aubergine for a few mins on each side until tender. Set aside. In the remaining oil, fry the halloumi until golden.

  3. Tip the brown sugar, pepper and harissa into the onions. Cook for 1 min until the sugar has melted. While the relish is cooking, spread the rolls with houmous, laying halloumi and aubergine slices on top. Spoon the sticky, spicy relish over and serve.

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cathho
10th Sep, 2016
A weekly staple in our house. Love it. Use a flat bread instead of the roll and have half an aubergine each.
maartjevdm
30th Jul, 2016
5.05
Love the taste of these. I wasn't really sure about the portion size so I aimed at making 2 portions thinking I would take leftover to lunch. however I kept quantities for the harissa relish the same and I used shallot onions. Furthermore I used an entire aubergine, half the amount of halloumi and 2 Italian buns which are probably bigger than ciabbata rolls. This made 2 burgers whereby I Finished all the relish! One and a half burger was enough for me for dinner. I was left with some grilled aubergine which together with other grilled veg, the halloumi that was left in the pack, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes and little gem lettuce I turned into a salad. The salad together with e leftover half burger made for a great lunch the next day. I think next time I'll make some kind of side salad to serve the burger with and then 1 will be enough per person. Also this will up the amount of veg because that is a bit slim in the recipe now. Taste is great! Quantity for harissa relish isn't enough for 4 people . Half an aubergine will also not be enough for 4 people.
clumsmum
19th Jun, 2016
5.05
The nicest vegetarian burgers we have ever had, even my meat-eating son enjoyed these. Had no harissa so added chipotle smoked chilli flakes instead, oven-roasted my own pepper and made fresh hummus. I am making them again today but this time I will grill the halloumi as it went a bit soggy when I did it in the onion/aubergine pan
Sarahjane52
2nd Jun, 2016
5.05
Made this for a friend last night and we both loved it. My Son had a beef burger but had the relish and Halloumi with it, and loved it. Will be making this again, as so quick and easy to do.
wooz
23rd May, 2016
I love this burger. For the last couple of times I made it I used the aubergine as in the Aubergine Katsu curry (goodfood recipe) so that the aubergine has a crispy coating of breadcrumbs. It's even better than the original!
cooking@mummy
21st Nov, 2015
5.05
This is delicious and is so easy to make - will definitely become a regular in this house. I am very bored of the meat substitute type products (Quorn etc) and much prefer to use 'real' food. :-) 5 Stars!
foodiechick19
21st Sep, 2015
5.05
Made this last night and what a delight!!!! The flavours work fabulously together! Will definitely be making these again and again....yum!!! Thanks GF for a wonderful vegetarian meal. I will also try adding rocket as suggested below.
foodiechick19
21st Sep, 2015
5.05
Loved these burgers! The flavours work fabulously together......will definitely be making them again. Yummmm! Will also try adding rocket as suggested below..... A great vegetarian recipe GF! Thanks!
Peaches1st
18th Jun, 2015
5.05
Great recipe - went down well with veggies and non-veggies alike! I roasted my own romano peppers, used sourdough rolls instead of ciabatta and made spiced sweet potato fries to go with it. Mmmm. (There's a good recipe for those on Food Network.) Will definitely make again but next time I'll add some rocket leaves to the burger for a bit of greenery.
Reb35
13th Feb, 2015
5.05
I love this recipe and cook it quite often. Doubled the quantities, as per other comments, the above recipe is a nice generous portion for two people. I live on my own and because halloumi goes off quite quickly, I will eat this two days in a row... which is quite a treat! I roast my own red pepper for the relish and make enough for two portions, and it’s just as delicious on the second day.

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