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Halloumi Burger with Beetroot Mutabbal

One of the best vegetarian burgers you’ll ever have!


For the sandwiches

  • 2 burger buns of your choice
  • 1 block halloumi cheese 200g
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional

Beetroot Mutabbal

  • 2 cooked beets
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp full fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried mint
  • Pinch salt

To assemble

  • beetroot slices
  • avocado
  • shredded red cabbage


  • Start by preparing the beetroot mutabbal, add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Salt to taste.
  • Slice the halloumi lengthwise so that you have two slices. Using a round cookie cutter, cut each piece so that you have 2 halloumi burgers.
  • Brush the halloumi with olive oil (optional) on cook on a griddle pan for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly golden.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by mixing all ingredients listed under sauce.
  • Heat the bread in the oven or in a pan for 2 mins.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by placing the base of the buns on plates followed by the beetroot mutabbal and shredded red cabbage. Top with halloumi, followed by a slice of beetroot and a few avocado slices. Drizzle on the yoghurt sauce then place the top of the bun. Serve immediately.