A collection of over 20 vegetarian halloumi recipes, that celebrate the most amazing cheese in the world! Including recipes for curry, wraps, pasta, fritters, burgers, and more - all using halloumi!
If you read my previous post, which was all about how to cook halloumi perfectly every time, perhaps you've been inspired to get cooking! I use halloumi all the time, as it's one of the tastiest cheeses there is, and it can be used in a million different ways. So now that you've perfected cooking halloumi, here are more than 20 vegetarian halloumi recipes to try!
What is halloumi cheese?
Just in case you've missed me raving about halloumi for the past 10 years or so - a quick overview!
Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese that can be fried or grilled without losing its shape - it doesn't melt away like a lot of other cheeses do. It does soften up a little - just enough to become nice and gooey in the middle. It has a beautiful flavour that's very salty, and a little bit creamy.
Halloumi is understandably used a lot in Cypriot cuisine (as well as Greek, Turkish, etc.), but it’s great to use in all sorts of other contexts too – as you'll see below!
What is the best way to cook halloumi?
Halloumi can be cooked in all sorts of ways, depending on how you're planning to use it in your meal.
My preferred method of cooking halloumi is always to pan fry it, in a dry non-stick pan (i.e. with no additional oil!). I went into more detail about how to cook halloumi using this method in my last post, so read that if you're a halloumi newbie!
It's an easy method that gives perfectly squidgy, crispy, soft halloumi every time.
So let's get on with the recipes...
Vegetarian halloumi recipes
Easy lentil and halloumi curry
Avocado and halloumi wraps with sun-dried tomatoes
Halloumi and portobello burgers with homemade peri peri sauce
Warm lentil and halloumi salad
Creamy vegetable and halloumi pie
Asparagus and halloumi pasta with smoky tomato pesto
Vegetarian full English breakfast
Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and tartar sauce
Creamy pesto mushrooms and halloumi on toast
Fig and halloumi salad with balsamic fig dressing
White wine mushroom bruschetta with halloumi
Halloumi casserole with crispy garlic breadcrumbs
Black bean and halloumi chilli
Creamy dill and caper lentils with griddled halloumi
Stuffed aubergines with spinach rice and halloumi
Spicy bean and halloumi fritters
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