Spiced Halloumi Burgers

  • 5MINS
  • 3MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 341KCAL

Forget about beef burgers! Our Spiced Halloumi Burgers are so filling, you won’t miss eating meat for a second. We’ve piled ours high with sweet yet spicy halloumi, crispy salad and a zesty yoghurt dressing, so there’s no shortage of flavour here.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories341
  • Carbs31g
  • Protein24g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates7.2g
  • Sugars6.8g

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These Spiced Halloumi Burgers are a fantastic addition to family burger night! Super quick and easy to make, they’re just as delicious whether they’re pan-fried or barbecued. We love them as a cheesy alternative to beef, especially when we’re fancying a lighter dinner.

So our Spiced Halloumi Burgers are jam-packed with flavour, we’ve prepared a super simple homemade spice rub. With sweet yet spicy honey and harissa, we can promise you’ll be in love with every bite! 

The longer you leave your halloumi to marinate, the better it will taste (we’d recommend 30 minutes of marinating time, minimum!). Once it’s good to go, pile your burger high with crisp salad and a drizzle of lemon and mint yoghurt dressing. That’s a yummy 341 calories right there! 

What diets are these Spiced Halloumi Burgers suitable for?

This Spiced Halloumi Burgers recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It can be made gluten-free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten-free versions; 

  • Wholemeal rolls

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Spiced Halloumi Burgers?

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The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Spiced Halloumi Burgers?

Reduced fat halloumi has all the salty cheesiness you’re after, for fewer calories!

We’re obsessed with the sweet and spicy combination of honey and harissa, so we’ve used harissa paste to give our burgers a kick. You’ll be able to find it in the condiments aisle at the supermarket.

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We’ve used harissa paste to give our burgers a hotter flavour.

A non-stick frying pan will come in handy for this recipe and so many others!

How many calories are in these Spiced Halloumi Burgers?

There are 341 calories per portion in this Spiced Halloumi Burgers, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Spiced Halloumi Burgers is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Drain the halloumi and cut it, lengthways and across the middle to make 4 thick slices.  Pat each slice dry with some kitchen towel.

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Step 2

Mix together the harissa, honey, lemon zest and garlic granules. Spread this mixture evenly over the halloumi slices, place on a plate and cover. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

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Step 3

Make the yoghurt dressing. Mix the yoghurt, mint, coriander and lemon juice together. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

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Step 4

Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.

Step 5

Cook the halloumi slices for 1-2 minutes each side. The honey can catch quickly so keep a close eye on it.

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Step 6

Split the rolls and fill with mixed leaves and tomato slices. Place a burger on top and serve drizzled with some yoghurt and herb dressing.

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What could I serve with these Spiced Halloumi Burgers?

These Spiced Halloumi Burgers are fantastic when served in a roll or flatbread, but also work really well alongside the any of the following dishes:

How do you know when Spiced Halloumi Burgers are cooked?

You should cook these Spiced Halloumi Burgers until the halloumi has cooked for 2 minutes on each side. The honey can catch quickly so keep a close eye on it! 

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Spiced Halloumi Burgers in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Spiced Halloumi Burgers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Spiced Halloumi Burgers?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Spiced Halloumi Burgers?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Spiced Halloumi Burgers

We’ve piled these Spiced Halloumi Burgers high with halloumi, crispy salad and a zesty dressing, so there’s no shortage of flavour here!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    3 MINS
  • KCals 341
  • Carbs 31G

Ingredients

  • 225 g block of reduced-fat halloumi
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp garlic granules
  • 1 lemon zested and half the juice
  • 100 g fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • handful of fresh mint chopped
  • handful of fresh coriander chopped
  • mixed leaves
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 4 60g wholemeal rolls
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Mixing bowl

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Instructions

  1. Drain the halloumi and cut it, lengthways and across the middle to make 4 thick slices. Pat each slice dry with some kitchen towel.
  2. Mix together the harissa, honey, lemon zest and garlic granules. Spread this mixture evenly over the halloumi slices, place on a plate and cover. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Make the yoghurt dressing. Mix the yoghurt, mint, coriander and lemon juice together. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
  5. Cook the halloumi slices for 1-2 minutes each side. The honey can catch quickly so keep a close eye on it.
  6. Split the rolls and fill with mixed leaves and tomato slices. Place a burger on top and serve drizzled with some yoghurt and herb dressing.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Add some chilli powder for a spicier kick!

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BernieWednesday 29th June 2022

Would natural yogurt or skyr work as well for this recipe?

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    SharonThursday 30th June 2022

    Hi Bernie, I think a combination of natural yoghurt and skyr would work well as it will have a creamy consistency similar to Greek yoghurt.Natural yoghurt on it’s own may be a bit runny and could ooze out of the burgers. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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      BernieThursday 30th June 2022

      Thank you!

      SharonThursday 30th June 2022

      You’re welcome!

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