Halloumi Burger with Studd Sibling Special Sauce

You will not even need it to be a Monday to want this meat-free burger!



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  • 2 x blocks Aphrodite Halloumi (approx 400g)
  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 brioche buns, halved
  • 80g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ iceberg or butter lettuce, trimmed, leaves separated
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • Special Sauce Ingredients - makes 180ml
  • 2 dill pickles, drained, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs tomato sauce / ketchup
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp onion powder


  1. For the special sauce, place all the ingredients in a small bowl, season to taste and stir to combine. Set aside. Preheat oven grill to high.
  2. Heat a medium non-stick frypan or lightly greased chargrill pan with the oil over high heat. In batches, if necessary, cook the halloumi for 2 minutes, turning once, until golden. Transfer to paper towel to drain. Set aside and keep warm. When ready to serve, slice in half widthwise.
  3. Place the buns cut-side up under the grill for 30 seconds to 1 minute until golden and toasted. Spread each cut side with butter then generously spread the special sauce on top. Layer each bun with tomato, lettuce, onion and halloumi. Serve immediately.


Original recipe created by by The Studd Siblings for Delicious Australia. Photography by Ben Dearnley. Styling by Kirsten Jenkins

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