Yesterday I made for dinner these tasty halloumi burgers. We devoured them with some homemade French fries (on Wednesday, I will post the recipe on how to make some low-fat, healthy French fries in the oven). These vegetarian burgers would be great for a meatless meal on Meatless Mondays (or any days) – give it a try!
The quantities here are for two. It’s ready in 25 minutes.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
- 1 small orange or yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 1 small onion, peeled and finely sliced
- ½ tablespoon of shelled sunflower seeds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- Black pepper
- 4 slices of vegetarian halloumi cheese (about 140 g)
- 2 burger buns, cut into two
- 2-3 lettuce leaves, torn
In a large frying pan over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the bell pepper, onion, and sunflower seeds, season with black pepper, and sauté stirring often until the onion is soft and translucent, about 7 minutes (at mid cooking, stir in the brown sugar). Remove from the pan, and set aside.
In the same frying pan, add the remaining olive oil, and fry on both sides the halloumi cheese until golden. Warm the buns on the other side of the frying pan (alternatively, I warm them a few minutes in the oven when making oven fries to accompany the burgers).
Garnish the buns with the lettuce, bell pepper/onion mixture, and top with the halloumi.