Halloumi Fajitas

Halloumi Fajitas

For vegetarians or simply halloumi lovers these Halloumi Fajitas are for you! 

What you need to do is to cook the sweet red peppers and onion first, let them get deliciously charred over a very hot pan, and then add a bit of Chipotle Paste to infuse a delicious smoky kick into your peppers. Cut the halloumi into thick strips and coat them with a bit of olive oil, Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix and lime juice. Then mix them with your hands, making sure the halloumi is nicely coated. 

Pan-fry the halloumi over a hot non-stick pan with a drizzle of olive oil, flipping carefully to make sure they get deliciously crisp on both sides.

Serve your pan-fried halloumi with the sweet red pepper mixture, freshly chopped coriander on top, warm Soft Taco Wraps, sour cream and maybe a few lime wedges on the side.

  • Prep time

    15 mins

  • Cook time

    20 mins

  • Total time

    35 mins

  • Ideal for

    Dinner

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    3

How to make it

  1. Heat up a frying pan with the olive oil and once it’s hot enough add in your red sweet peppers and onion. Stir and let them get soft and acquire a bit of colour. Add the Chipotle Paste and stir to mix in with the peppers and onion mixture. Simply season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, and once ready remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Place your halloumi on a plate and add the Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix, olive oil and juice of half a lime. Coat all the halloumi pieces with your hands and season with a bit of black pepper.
  3. Prepare a non-stick pan and pan fry the halloumi pieces until golden brown on both sides. Flip carefully in order not to break them.
  4. Serve the red peppers and onion mixture on a platter with the pan fried halloumi. Add freshly chopped coriander on top and the remaining ½  lime squeezed on top.
  5. Warm up the Soft Taco Wraps over a hot pan and wrap them in a tea towel to keep them warm.
  6. Serve your fajita platter on the table, with the warm Soft Tacos, the sour cream and lime wedges on the side.

What To Serve With Halloumi Fajitas

We recommend whipping up a batch of guacamole as a topping for the halloumi fajitas and for dipping some of our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips into. If you are looking for something beyond the typical sides of Mexican Rice and Mexican Black Beans (which we also highly recommend!), our Mexican Salad is bursting with fresh flavour.

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FAQs

Is halloumi healthy?

Nutritionally, halloumi is an excellent source of calcium, providing 70% of the adult recommended daily allowance in one portion. Halloumi also contains zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin A and many of the B vitamins. However, it is also high in sodium, saturated fat, and calories. It's therefore advised to eat it in small quantities and not too often. Once a week is fine, just not every day!

Is halloumi vegetarian?

Halloumi is often vegetarian, but it is worth checking the packet, because it can be made with animal-derived rennet. It is not vegan as it is a dairy product.

How to store halloumi?

Halloumi will keep in the refrigerator for as long as a year, if it's unopened. Once opened, store it in the refrigerator in salt water in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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Wiebke Howey
Wiebke Howey
1 year ago
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I love Halloumi and try to eat less meat so this recipe was a brilliant option. I couldn’t get all the ingredients but with a bit of improvising it went well and tasted amazing! Thank you!

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
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1 year ago
Reply to  Wiebke Howey

Thank you for your feedback, and we are so glad you like this recipe! Keep us posted on any others you try out 🙂

Kadie Crichton
Kadie Crichton
11 months ago
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This recipe was dreamy as!! I also added homemade pickled cucumber and it was next level. Will be a regular in our house now!

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Kadie Crichton

Thanks Kadie! Love the pickled cucumber idea – spot on!

James
James
10 months ago
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As a vegetarian, I absolutely loved this recipe. As someone who doesn’t like heat though, I swapped the hot Serrano chillis for the red jalepenos with pineapples 😋

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  James

Thanks James! Yes, swapping the Serranos for the Jalapenos & Pineapple would be a lot less hot, but still delicious, and maybe even more so!

Faye
Faye
10 months ago
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Always looking for new ways to swap meat out of my diet. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it and they did not disappoint. Served mine with Mexican fries 😋

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Faye

Ooo great idea to serve it with Mexican fries!

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