Halloumi and Courgette Burgers

A simple, meat free burger that is tasty, nutritious and low calorie


Makes 6 servings

600g courgettes, trimmed and coarsely grated
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 egg
150g breadcrumbs, wholemeal
75g halloumi, diced


Using your hands, squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the courgettes. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a non-stick pan and add the courgettes. Fry over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until the moisture has evaporated. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and spices and cook for a further minute. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and leave to cool.

Blend the chickpeas and egg in a food processor. Add to the courgettes along with the breadcrumbs and mix well. Fold in the halloumi and season to taste. Shape the mix into 6 burgers. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Brush the burgers with the remaining oil and grill/BBQ for 5 mins on each side.