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Grilled halloumi burger with smashed avocado
Every good pitmaster needs a solid veggie burger in their arsenal. This recipe is also a favourite among meat- eaters, and is simple, quick to make and packed with flavour. Serves 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 5 mins BBQ set-up: target (see p65)
FOR THE SEASONING
1 tsp sumac pinch cayenne pepper 1 tsp paprika
FOR THE SMASHED AVOCADO
2 ripe avocados 1 lime, juiced
FOR THE BURGERS
4 slices halloumi, 2cm thick olive oil, for drizzling 4 burger buns (brioche
or demi-brioche) handful mint leaves, chopped pomegranate molasses,
for drizzling 2 ripe tomatoes (preferably
beef), sliced bunch of rocket
1 Put the seasoning spices in a bowl and mix well. Halve the avocados, remove the stones and use a large spoon to scoop out the ripe flesh. Transfer the avocado to a bowl, then smash to a chunky paste with the back of a large spoon. Pour in the lime juice, give it a quick stir and set aside.
2 Lay the halloumi slices on a plate, drizzle olive oil on both sides, then lightly sprinkle the seasoning mix all over.
3 Put the halloumi over direct heat and grill for a couple minutes each side until you have lovely golden grill marks. Toast your burger buns on the grill.
4 To assemble, spoon the avocado onto the four bun bases, then sprinkle with mint and top with the halloumi. Drizzle over the pomegranate molasses, then finish with the tomato slices and rocket. Serve immediately.