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This is better than a beef burger! If you’re looking for a vegetarian summer grill dish to blow your mind, this is it. Juicy, filling, flavorful breaded eggplant burgers with freshly grilled halloumi, rocket salad, slices of tomato and tzatziki, on a ciabatta bun, with oven roasted potato wedges – WOW!

Our friend Casey is the master chef behind this creation, and let’s be honest few things top friends coming to your home to fix fantastic food for you!

 

Californian Eggplant & Halloumi Burger

(for 4 people)

Vegetarian Burger Grill

4 fresh ciabatta buns

1 medium sized eggplant

500g halloumi (18 oz)

1 large egg

1 red onion

1 large ripe tomato

A large handful of rocket salad leaves

Vegetarian Burger Grill1,5 dl lemon juice (1/2 cup / 150ml)

2-3 tbsp rape seed oil

Salt & black pepper

For the eggplant breading

 (Note! If you’re missing any of the breading ingredients below feel free to skip it, or replace with something else you like)

2 dl fine bread crumbs

Vegetarian Burger Grill1 dl flour

1 tsp paprika powder

1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp ground dried thyme

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp dry mustard powder

Vegetarian Burger Grill1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/8 tsp ground cumin

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 pinch chili flakes

For the tzatziki:

1/2 cucumber

1,5 dl turkish yoghurt (3/4 cup / 125ml)

2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed

0,5 dl lemon juice (1/4 cup / 25ml)

salt & black pepper

Herbed oil for the Oven Roasted Potatoes:

1/2 dl extra virgin olive oil (1/4 cup / 50ml)

1 large clove garlic, crushed

1tsp oregano

1tsp

3 pinches sea salt

5 grinds black pepper

9 medium potatoes

 

- Combine the herbs and spices with the olive oil.

- Wash the potatoes and cut them into quite thin wedges, leaving the peel on.

- Brush with the olive oil combination and put them into the oven 190 C/ 375 F for about 35 minutes or until crispy (or the way you like them).

 

 

 

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For more delicious recipes, check out Thai Green Curry Pork on a Bed of Roasted Butternut Squash

Grilled Beef, Squash Medley and Tomatillo Salsa

and Roasted Vegetable, Feta & Walnut Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

 

 

 

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13 Comments

    • Well seriously @barabrittiskt, if you love those two ingredients THIS IS THE BURGER for you :-)
      I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

  1. This looks delicious,got to try this one out soon I think. #TastyTuesdays

  2. I want, want, want to try this! Can I come over (pretty please!)? I love halloumi and its saltiness but for some reason I have never cooked it.Mel #TastyTuesdays

    • @lecoindemel – We’re all going to have to send you guys dinners once your little one is born… We can create a group – Postal dinners for new mothers :-)
      Wish I lived closer hun, it would be nice to be able to help you sometime!

  3. Oh wow, these look amazing and a real rival for a meat burger! I’ll keep them in mind the next time I cater for vegetarian friends :) #tastytuesdays

    • @FranglaiseCooking – you won’t be disappointed :-) I’m converted! The chewiness of the grilled Halloumi with the texture, flavor & juiciness of the breaded eggplant… A huge hit!

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