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10+1 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Halloumi Cheese | Charalambides Christis

March 17, 2022

Let’s take a look at 10 + 1 recipes with halloumi cheese. They are all so good you won’t know which one to try first!   

1. Traditional Cypriot Flaounes

Flaouna is a seasonal holiday halloumi pastry. It can be sweet or savory, flavored with various spices, such as mastic or mahlepi, and topped with raisins, sesame, etc.

2. Halloumi Cheese Bread

These bread rolls really melt in the mouth, as the warm halloumi flows like lava, in every bite. This is a simple, classic bread dough where you add halloumi, either grated halloumi or in pieces as well as garlic, rosemary or spice it up any way you wish! These are an ideal side for your salad, but also a “different” approach to sandwich bread or burger bun!

3. Halloumi and lemon chicken

A very simple recipe, for all the bachelors. You will only need one pan. So simple: Sauté the chicken fillet and halloumi with some olive oil, add spices of your choice and top with a few drops of lemon! Serve it up with a green salad and you have a complete light meal.

4. Fried halloumi sticks

Fast and ideal for those looking for a healthier snack. Simply bread the halloumi sticks in bread crumbs or panko and deep fry them in the fryer until they turn golden. Serve with a tomato-chili dip or a refreshing yogurt dip.

5. Watermelon-halloumi salad

Watermelon is the fruit of the Mediterranean summer. The halloumi – watermelon combination is a classic one. The recipe is simple: cold watermelon and warm/grilled halloumi. You can also add green salad, arugula or portulaca. A juicy and cool meal for those hot summer days.

6. Vegetarian kebabs with halloumi

Dear vegetarian friends, the fact that you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean that you cannot eat kebab! Get ready for a barbecue without a trace of meat, which will impress even your most skeptical friends. You can make your vegetarian kebabs using all your favorite vegetables, from mushrooms to peppers, onions, carrots and then add chunks of halloumi cheese in between. Serve them inside traditional warm pita bread and a nice handmade tzatziki sauce.

7. Halloumi, broccoli and cashews curry

An intense, hot and creamy dish for the lovers of Asian cuisine, but with a twist. You can use cashews cream, coconut milk, spices, tomato and broccoli for your curry and add chunks of fried halloumi cheese. Drizzle the halloumi with the thick sauce and your curry is ready to enjoy on a cold winter night. Simple, isn’t it?

8. Halloumi cheeseburger

Here is another imaginative recipe where halloumi replaces meat. Use fried breaded halloumi instead of a meat burger. You can also add some prawns, chili sauce and serve with a fresh salad. That’s something different, even if you’re a meat-eater!

9. Homemade ravioli with halloumi and coriander

A halloumi recipe for real cooks (or those who want to experience the adventure of fresh pasta)! Make your own ravioli and fill them with a delightful halloumi cream flavored with coriander, to impress your friends, family or your aspiring partner! Good luck!

10. Tortilla with lamb meatballs and halloumi

A classic combination. For a start, you will have to make the meatballs using your favorite recipe. You can make plain meatballs or meatballs with tomato sauce. Then bread and deep fry small halloumi cubes. Heat the tortillas, add the halloumi cubes, the meatballs with the sauce and your favorite toppings. Fold your tortilla and your meal is ready to be served!      

11. Grilled vegetables and halloumi salad

Back to the basics! On the grill place your eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onion, cherry tomatoes and of course halloumi cheese. Remove from grill and finish off with a splash of pure virgin olive oil, a sprinkling of salt and pepper. The Mediterranean Sea on a plate.

Βon Appetit !

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