Halloumi burger with rutabaga fries

Halloumi burger with rutabaga fries

Hello, gorgeous! Let’s get right to the cheese of the matter with these amazing vegetarian halloumi burgers. Enjoy them with our low-carb cheese bread, and be prepared to swoon!

Halloumi burger with rutabaga fries

Hello, gorgeous! Let’s get right to the cheese of the matter with these amazing vegetarian halloumi burgers. Enjoy them with our low-carb cheese bread, and be prepared to swoon!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Cheese bread
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp (15 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (25 g) chia seeds
  • 2 cups 475 ml (225 g) shredded cheese
Rutabaga fries
  • 1 lb 450 g rutabaga, peeled and sliced into strips
  • 6 tbsp 6 tbsp coconut oil
Halloumi burger
  • 14 oz. 400 g halloumi cheese, sliced
  • 6 tbsp 6 tbsp butter, melted or coconut oil
  • 4 leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 1 tomato, thinly slicedtomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 1 avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
  • ¼ cup 60 ml sour cream
  • ¼ cup 60 ml mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup 60 ml ajvar relish
Toppings
  • poppy seeds
  • sea salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Cheese bread

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the eggs until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix dry ingredients, add the shredded cheese, and then combine into the eggs, stirring well. Let sit to swell and rise for 10 minutes.
  4. Distribute two equal piles of batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper per serving. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10–15 minutes until golden.

Rutabaga

  1. Keep the oven temperature to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix melted coconut oil and cut rutabaga so that all strips are covered. Season with salt.
  3. Place the strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or on a rack on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until golden brown and soft inside (about 40 minutes), turning once while baking.

Burger

  1. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise and ajvar relish to make up the dressing. Let cool in refrigerator.
  2. Fry the halloumi cheese in butter or coconut oil until it turns a nice color and is soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Build the burger and serve.

Tip!

Instead of the cheese bread you can use these easy-to-make Oopsie breads! Either will be amazing with the burgers.

The cheese buns freeze well. To shorten prep time make the buns ahead and keep a stock in the freezer. Then all you need to do is thaw as needed.

The baked rutabaga fries won’t be as crispy as potato fries as they don’t contain as much starch but they taste great anyway. You could replace the rutabaga with swede or turnip.

If you cannot find Ajvar relish, you can substitute with a low-sugar, hot red-pepper relish, such as Marco Polo Red Pepper Spread.

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10 comments

  1. 7 comments removed
  2. Judi
    The cheese bread is SO delicious! Would I be fine to eat it every morning with an egg or would it stall my weightloss? Thank you for your wonderful recipes!
  3. 3 comments removed
  4. Sandy
    These recipes are great, but it would be nice to have the nutrition information available as I am documenting on the Fitbit weight program. Monitoring carbs and protein. Thanks.
    Reply: #13
  5. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Diane!

    If you hover your mouse over the symbol for "Moderate Low Carb" on the picture then you get some basic info.

    These recipes are great, but it would be nice to have the nutrition information available as I am documenting on the Fitbit weight program. Monitoring carbs and protein. Thanks.

  6. UK
    I've just noticed that you can click on each numbered instruction and it ticks it off as you go along. Very handy. I'm easily pleased as you can see!
  7. Steve
    Can you list the carbs in each separate part of the recipe as I just made the cheese bread to eat warm with a bit of butter
  8. Rachel
    This burger was the best thing I’ve eaten in the 3 weeks I’ve been keto! Loved it!!
  9. Carmen
    This recipe is delicious.
    But I'm wondering what is the carb count for just the burger (without the fries, as swedes are out of season here) and also just for the cheese bread only?
    Reply: #18
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This recipe is delicious.
    But I'm wondering what is the carb count for just the burger (without the fries, as swedes are out of season here) and also just for the cheese bread only?

    Unfortunately I don't have that information broken out by component. We use the USDA database to calculate our nutrition information.
    https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list

  11. Sherry Lynn
    I'd like to try the bun for this burger with hamburger meat. I'd like to know how many carbs per bun, please.
    Reply: #20
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'd like to try the bun for this burger with hamburger meat. I'd like to know how many carbs per bun, please.

    I am sorry, unfortunately I do not have the carb count broken out by meal component. Here is another very popular bread recipe from our website that is 2g net carbs per bun.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/the-keto-bread

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