GRILLED HALLOUMI BURGERS | WITH TZATZIKI & PICKLED RED ONION

grilled halloumi burgers

Grilling season has officially started and along with it has come some pretty hot weather for us here in Northern California. The heat combined with longer days means we are typically eating dinner later in the day, so we have found ourselves craving lighter fare. Turning to my hubby’s Greek culture for inspiration, I wanted to grill up a refreshing Greek style burger that we could enjoy all summer long. Grilled halloumi burgers built on Foldit wraps are what we dreamt up and they are so good, I know we will literally be eating these all summer long!

 

Halloumi cheese is a Greek sheep’s milk cheese that hails from the island of Cyprus. Unlike most cheeses, halloumi is meant to be cooked before eating. This semi-hard cheese has a high melting point that makes it perfect for frying or grilling. Once grilled, the halloumi cooks up with a crispy exterior and a warm & soft interior, making it a great option for a vegetarian burger. Tzatziki is the traditional Greek cucumber, garlic & yogurt sauce that is good on so many things but is really perfect for these halloumi burgers. Cool and refreshing, tzatziki combines wonderfully with the hot, crisp halloumi. Some lettuce, tomato & pickled red onions are the ideal produce companions for these Greek style burgers.

grilled halloumi burgers

But a burger’s contents cannot stand alone, it is the vehicle that holds all of the goodness within that makes a burger a burger. For our grilled halloumi burgers, we used Foldit artisan flatbreads for our buns. Not only are the Foldits nice and thin, the two sides are connected allowing them to fold over your burger contents and create a back-stop that holds your burger together perfectly! That built-in backstop is also super helpful in preventing the mess that is typically involved with eating a burger – making these especially great for cook-outs & barbecues. These Foldout flatbreads are a genius concept and we love how light they are compared to conventional buns.

grilled halloumi burgers

grilled halloumi burgers

If you are looking for something refreshing to grill up all season long, then you really do not need to look any further. We like them so much, we have eaten these grilled halloumi burgers 3 times in the last week! Not to mention, they can be ready in only 15 minutes! Making them fast food you can feel really good about eating!

grilled halloumi burgers

This post was sponsored by FlatOut – all thoughts & opinions expressed are my own, as always! Thank you so much for being a part of our journey and supporting the companies that support Ful-filled!

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GRILLED HALLOUMI BURGERS

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 burgers

GRILLED HALLOUMI BURGERS

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by heating your grill or a grill pan - once heated, grease the grates or the pan well with oil
  • Heat the Foldits on the grill until hot, reserve them on a plate covered with a towel to keep them warm
  • Place the halloumi slices on the grill & cook until nicely browned on each side, approximately 3-5 minutes per side
  • Spread each Foldit with about 1/3 cup of tzatziki, add lettuce leaves, tomato slices, grilled halloumi & pickled red onions
  • Fold & serve

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Christiann Koepke May 25, 2017, 11:58 am

    Ok this gets me so excited for summer! Recipe looks so good :) – CK

    • bella | ful-filled May 25, 2017, 4:14 pm

      Me too! Thank you Christiann! <3

  • Tessa | Salted Plains May 25, 2017, 12:48 pm

    So, so excited about this recipe! I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve made these before the weekend is out. :) Grilled halloumi is dreamy!

    • bella | ful-filled May 25, 2017, 4:14 pm

      YAY! We have now had these 4 times this week, so that should tell you we are kinda obsessed!

  • Niko May 27, 2017, 10:21 am

    OMG bella!!
    Grilled halloumi is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat it!!

  • Niko May 27, 2017, 10:22 am

    but this invention is off the charts EPIC!!
    grilled halloumi burgers w/ tzatziki and pickled red onions and all the other fixins is Super Savant Status right there!!

  • Niko May 27, 2017, 10:25 am

    this WILL be my fam’s new go to AALLL sumer long, it looks SO delish, my mouth is watering right now. LITERALLY!! i LOVE that your husband’s greek heritage inspires such unique fusion to come out of your ‘kouzina’ like this!!

  • Niko May 27, 2017, 10:27 am

    who would of EVER thought that you could have a greek burger, let alone a vegetarian greek burger made from one of the BEST greek cheeses from the greek island of cyprus, and it turns into a greek grilled halloumi burger?!?!?!? LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! we will be DEFINITELY getting these Flat Out Foldit’s, they look SO PERFECT and low carb too!!!

  • Jodi May 27, 2017, 12:53 pm

    Oh I can’t wait for summer grilling up here Canada. I’m such a sucker for halloumi and I love how simply this meal is, so many great flavors and textures! xx

    • bella | ful-filled May 27, 2017, 11:14 pm

      I know! i love summer foods! thank you Jodi!

  • Joshua Weissman June 2, 2017, 7:42 pm

    Dat gif.

    • bella | ful-filled June 7, 2017, 5:34 pm

      haha! thanks bud!

  • Natalia June 7, 2017, 10:40 am

    Such a lovely holiday recipe, Bella! My husband will be happy if I make him this! Thank you so much!

    • bella | ful-filled June 7, 2017, 5:34 pm

      Yay! That makes me so happy! thank you dear Natalia!

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