Spiced halloumi & pineapple burger with zingy slaw

Pack four of your 5-a-day into these tasty veggie burgers with barbecued halloumi. Wrap in lettuce cups instead of buns for a healthy, low-calorie option

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 264
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 18g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 1.2g


  • ½ red cabbage, grated
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 100g radishes, sliced
  • 1 small pack coriander, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • big pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 60g halloumi, cut into 4 slices
  • 2 small slices of fresh pineapple
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, divided into 4 lettuce cups, or 2 small seeded burger buns, cut in half, to serve (optional)


Nutrition with burger buns

Nutrition information if serving with the optional small seeded burger buns: 489 kcals / fat 18g / saturates 6g / carbs 58g / sugars 19g / fibre 11g / protein 18g / salt 2.4g


  1. Heat the barbecue. Put the cabbage, carrot, radish and coriander in a bowl. Pour over the lime juice, add ½ tbsp oil and the chilli flakes, then season with salt and pepper. Give everything a good mix with your hands. This can be done a few hours before and kept in the fridge.

  2. Mix the remaining oil with the chipotle paste then coat the halloumi slices in the mixture. Put the halloumi slices on a sheet of foil and put on the barbecue with the pineapple (or use a searing hot griddle pan if cooking inside). Cook for 2 mins on each side until the cheese is golden, and the pineapple is beginning to caramelise. Brush the buns with the remaining chipotle oil, then put your burger buns, if using, cut-side down, on the barbecue for the last 30 seconds of cooking to toast.

  3. Assemble your burgers with the lettuce or buns. Start with a handful of the slaw, then add halloumi and pineapple. Serve with the remaining slaw.

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