Peri-peri halloumi burger | Joe Wicks (Veggie Lean in 15)

Halloumi has definitely become the new mushroom risotto as the go-to vegetarian option.  I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.  Halloumi is bloody delicious and a bad mushroom risotto can be a miserable experience.  Salty and savoury – halloumi seems like a natural alternative to bacon and I’ve had it with many a vegetarian breakfast.  I’ve also seen halloumi battered and fried as it’s a piece of cod.  It shouldn’t work, but it does.

Peri-peri halloumi burger | Joe Wicks (Veggie Lean in 15)
Hall-ou-mi.. get-in-me.

With Joe Wicks releasing a veggie version of his best-selling Lean in 15 book, of course there was going to be some halloumi recipes.  It definitely falls into his loud and lairy, flash-fried, quick-fix style of cooking.  The peri-peri halloumi burger is barely a recipe.  Marinate some sliced halloumi in peri-peri for a few minutes then fry till golden.  Mix some peri-peri with some shop bought mayo.  Stuff the peri-peri mayo and fried halloumi into a bap with a bit of lettuce and tomato. Done.  Delicious.

Peri-peri halloumi burger | Joe Wicks (Veggie Lean in 15)
Peri-peri halloumi burger | Barely a recipe, but who cares?!

I will obviously eat this again.  There is nothing to object to.  The only change I would make is to leave out the peri-peri marinade step.  I felt like the peri-peri mayo was enough and the marinade caught in the pan and caused some extra washing up.  I had it with some sweet potato fries.  I’m not sure if I’ll be Lean in 15 if I eat this every day, but life is too short.  Hall-ou-mi.. get-in-me.

The recipe, if you can call it that, is in Joe Wick’s Veggie Lean in 15.  Or you can also find it on the Waitrose website.

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