Halloumi Heaven - Easy Cheesy Delicious
Halloumi is a traditional Mediterranean cheese that has been gaining popularity amongst cheese aficionados in recent years. Known for its unique texture and flavor, halloumi is a versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes.
One of the standout features of halloumi is its high protein content. Each serving of halloumi contains around 7 grams of protein, making it a great option for vegetarians or those looking to add more protein to their diet. Additionally, halloumi is a good source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth and is very low in fat.
Halloumi is also super versatile in cooking, making for easy recipes and quick meals for the mom on the go. It can be grilled, fried, or baked as its firm texture holds up well under high heat.
How to grill halloumi
Halloumi is a great choice for the BBQ or grill. Simply rub a little bit of oil on the outside and cook quickly over very high heat. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings for added flavor.
How to fry halloumi
The simplest way to cook halloumi is to fry slices in a non-stick frying pan without oil. This will create a lovely golden crust on the outside with soft squishy middle.
How to bake halloumi
Add slices to an ovenproof dish and drizzle with olive oil and herbs or spices. Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 400°F. The halloumi will soak up the flavors while baking so it’s an easy way to add extra flavor to your dishes.
For the busy mama, the lazy cook, or the adventurous foodie, this easy-bake halloumi recipe is the perfect addition to any meal.
Baked peppers with halloumi make a simple and delicious starter or light lunch, especially when paired with a salad. The added zing of a chili dressing takes it to the next level.
Baked peppers with halloumi and chili
2 Red peppers, halved
1 Yellow pepper, halved
250g Block of Halloumi, sliced into 6 pieces
1 Lemon, juiced
1 Clove of garlic, crushed
1 Red chili, finely chopped
½ Small bunch of parsley, chopped
For the dressing
Heat the oven to 400°F. Put the halved peppers on a baking sheet in a single layer. Season and drizzle with oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes until soft.
Put a slice of halloumi inside each pepper and return to the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is golden.
Whisk the dressing ingredients together with 3 tbsp of olive oil, and drizzle over the baked peppers.
This dish is best served with roasted tomato’s or our baby kale salad!
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