Veggie aubergine burgers with skewers through them, served on a wooden chopping board

Veggie Burger

A mouth-watering meal!
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped or crushed)
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 aubergine (sliced into 1cm thick circles) 
  • 4 portobello mushrooms (cleaned)
  • 200g halloumi slices (or halloumi block, sliced)
  • 4 ciabatta or brioche buns (halved and toasted)
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 handfuls mixed salad leaves

Burger Mayo

  • 3-4 tbsp light mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne chilli pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  • Preheat a griddle pan on a medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl combine dried oregano, garlic, honey and olive oil. Mix well and brush (or rub) the oil mixture onto one side of the aubergine slices. 
  • Place the aubergine slices oiled side down onto the griddle pan and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 3-4 minutes. While the first side is cooking, brush the other side of the aubergine slices with the oil mixture. Turn the slices and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  • Use the remaining oil mixture on the bottom side of the portobello mushrooms.
  • Remove the aubergines from the pan and set to one side. Now add the mushrooms and cook for 4 minutes each side.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking make the mayo. Add all the burger mayo ingredients to a small bowl and mix well, set aside in the fridge. 
  • Once the mushrooms are cooked, set to one side with the aubergines.
  • Turn the heat up to high and add the halloumi slices onto the griddle pan for 1-2 mins each side. 
  • Toast your buns in the toaster or under the grill until golden.
  • Time to assemble the burgers. Evenly spread the burger mayo on one side of the bun, add a halloumi slice, aubergine slice, followed by the portobello mushroom and another aubergine slice. Top with a few slices of tomato and some mixed salad leaves. Repeat for all 4 burgers.


Serve these burgers just as they are, with a side salad or some homemade roasted chips, check out my sweet potato fries over on my fish & chips recipe.
If you don’t own a griddle pan use a frying pan or you could also cook these on an electric grill such as a George Foreman or on the BBQ on a sunny day!
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