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30 Minutes

Fried Halloumi Burger with Pear and Rocket Salad

  • Easy
  • Family Friendly
  • Fast
  • One Pot

Salty and springy halloumi meets its match in sweet, fresh pear for a hand-held dinner that's brimming with the good stuff. Add a tangy pickle, peppery rocket and a creamy, caper-filled aioli and you have a burger that will win you friends (even carnivorous ones).




Make Dill Aioli

Drain capers and roughly chop. Pick dill sprigs from their stems and roughly chop ½, reserving remaining sprigs for the salad. Finely zest lemon. Place caper, chopped dill, lemon zest and aioli in a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.



Pickle Eschalot

Peel and thinly slice eschalot into rounds and place in a small bowl. Juice lemon and pour ½ the juice over the eschalot. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper and mix to combine. Set aside to lightly pickle while you prepare the burgers.



Prepare Ingredients

Cut cheek from pear and thinly slice. Slice tomato and season with salt and pepper. Halve halloumi horizontally to yield 2 thinner pieces. Halve burger buns.



Toast Buns and Cook Halloumi

Heat a frypan over medium heat. Add burger buns and cook cut-side down, in batches if necessary, for 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Remove from pan and wipe pan clean. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in pan, add halloumi and cook for 3 minutes each side or until golden and caramelised. Continue with step 5, while halloumi is cooking.



Mix Salad

Meanwhile, place pear, rocket and remaining dill in a bowl with remaining lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper and toss to combine.



Plate Up

Spread buns bases with dill aioli and top with a little pear and rocket salad, halloumi, tomato and pickled eschalot. Spoon over more dill aioli and sandwich with bun tops. Serve with remaining pear and rocket salad.

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