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RECIPE
20 INGREDIENTS 10 STEPS 35min

Grilled Eggplant Burger with Halloumi

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Take a break from the dry bean patty of a veggie burger. This Grilled Eggplant Burger with Halloumi is full of Italian flavors and caramelized characters. You can easily grill them inside and enjoy this chewy, ‘meaty’ burger!
Grilled Eggplant Burger with Halloumi Recipe | SideChef
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Take a break from the dry bean patty of a veggie burger. This Grilled Eggplant Burger with Halloumi is full of Italian flavors and caramelized characters. You can easily grill them inside and enjoy this chewy, ‘meaty’ burger!
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35min
Total Time
$2.94
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC

Pesto Aioli

3 cloves
Garlic , minced
2 Tbsp
Lemons , juiced
2 Tbsp
Pine Nuts
1/4 cup
1 tsp
1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil

Grilled Eggplant

1
1/2 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder
1 tsp

For Serving

4 oz
Halloumi Cheese
1
Large Tomato , sliced
1/4 head
Lettuce
4
Buns , toasted

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
676
FAT
57.1 g
PROTEIN
15.0 g
CARBS
30.9 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Using a food processor or immersion blender, combine Fresh Basil Leaves (1/2 cup) , Garlic (3 cloves) , Lemons (2 Tbsp) , Pine Nuts (2 Tbsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , and Olive Oil (1/4 cup) .
Step 2
Add the Eggs (2) . Process until sauce thickens slightly, about 1-3 minutes.
Step 3
Stream in Vegetable Oil (1/2 cup) until sauce thickens. Set aside and refrigerate until ready to use.
Step 4
Cut Eggplant (1) into 1-inch thick rounds.
Step 5
In a large bowl, combine Olive Oil (1/2 Tbsp) , Balsamic Vinegar (1/2 Tbsp) , Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp) , Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , and Salt (1 tsp) together.
Step 6
Toss eggplant in the mixture to coat.
Step 7
Slice the Halloumi Cheese (4 oz) into 1/2-inch thick slices.
Step 8
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the eggplant for 6 minutes on each side.
Step 9
In the same pan grill, cook the cheese for 2 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear.
Step 10
Assemble the burger. Spread aioli on 2 halves of a burger Buns (4) . On the bun, stack eggplant, halloumi, and top with Tomato (1) and Lettuce (1/4 head) .

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
676
% Daily Value*
Fat
57.1 g
73%
Saturated Fat
30.3 g
152%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
119.5 mg
40%
Carbohydrates
30.9 g
11%
Fiber
3.6 g
13%
Sugars
6.2 g
--
Protein
15.0 g
30%
Sodium
1861.3 mg
81%
Vitamin D
0.5 µg
2%
Calcium
316.0 mg
24%
Iron
3.0 mg
17%
Potassium
270.7 mg
6%
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