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!

A collage of various different vegetarian halloumi recipes.

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!

Crispy halloumi in a frying pan.

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

Lentil and halloumi curry in a bowl with rice.

Easy lentil and halloumi curry

Avocado and halloumi wraps on a white board.

Avocado and halloumi wraps with sun-dried tomatoes

Halloumi and portobello mushroom burgers with peri peri sauce.

Halloumi and portobello burgers with homemade peri peri sauce

Warm lentil and halloumi salad in a bowl.

Warm lentil and halloumi salad

Vegetarian doner kebab on a board, with halloumi and French fries.

Vegetarian doner kebab

A creamy vegetable and halloumi pie with a slice removed.

Creamy vegetable and halloumi pie

Halloumi piccata served with tagliatelle and asparagus.

Halloumi piccata

Oven baked halloumi fajitas in a tortilla wrap.

Sheet pan halloumi fajitas

Smoky tomato pesto pasta topped with fried halloumi and greens.

Asparagus and halloumi pasta with smoky tomato pesto

A vegetarian full English breakfast with halloumi and asparagus.

Vegetarian full English breakfast

Veggie fajita bowls with hallloumi and brown rice.

Veggie fajita bowls

Beer battered halloumi cheese served in newspaper with chips, tartar sauce, pickled onions and gherkins.

Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and tartar sauce

Pesto mushrooms and halloumi on toast.

Creamy pesto mushrooms and halloumi on toast

A beautiful fig and halloumi salad in a bowl.

Fig and halloumi salad with balsamic fig dressing

White wine mushroom bruschetta with a slice of halloumi cheese.

White wine mushroom bruschetta with halloumi

A baking dish containing a rich tomatoey halloumi casserole, topped with garlicky breadcrumbs.

Halloumi casserole with crispy garlic breadcrumbs

A portion of black bean and halloumi chilli with rice, topped with sour cream.

Black bean and halloumi chilli

Creamy lentils topped with halloumi cheese and fresh dill.

Creamy dill and caper lentils with griddled halloumi

A stuffed aubergine with rice, chickpeas and halloumi cheese.

Stuffed aubergines with spinach rice and halloumi

A bean and halloumi fritter on a plate with salad and avocado.

Spicy bean and halloumi fritters

An overhead view of a vegetarian mezze platter, with falafel, tortilla, grilled halloumi, hummus, etc.

Easy vegetarian mezze platter

If you haven’t yet checked out my method for how to cook halloumi perfectly every time, that’s a very good place to start!