Halloumi Tacos

Halloumi Tacos

For the halloumi lovers out there or perhaps for the less familiar with it, halloumi is a semi-hard cheese made of sheep’s milk. It has a high melting point which means that it can easily be fried or grilled, and this is what makes it very popular as a meat substitute.

For those reasons or perhaps just because halloumi tastes pretty good, we think that this halloumi taco recipe is a must-have in your repertoire. It’s perfect for vegetarians but also meat-eaters love it too!

A very simple way to season your halloumi before pan-frying is to add Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix or Gran Luchito Garlic and Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix. This creates a crust of flavour when the halloumi is pan-fried over a hot pan.

We like to serve halloumi tacos with a corn tomato relish and some dollops of homemade Chipotle Crema.

  • Prep time

    15 mins

  • Cook time

    25 mins

  • Total time

    40 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 201 fat 14g saturates 7.5g carbs 10.9g sugars 2.2g fibre 1.0g protein 8.5g salt 0.97g

How to make it

  1. Heat up a frying pan with the olive oil. Add the spring onions, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, Chipotle Paste, and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir and cook for 5 minutes until the corn cooks through, and once ready, remove from the heat.
  2. In a bowl, place the corn-tomato mixture. Add the red onion, coriander, lime juice and extra virgin olive oil. Season to taste, and mix with a spoon, then reserve.
  3. Make a quick chipotle crema by mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisking until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, then reserve.
  4. Prepare a non-stick pan with a tablespoon of the olive oil then drizzle the remaining oil over the halloumi pieces and sprinkle the Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix on top. Pan fry the halloumi until golden brown on both sides, then remove from the pan when ready, and cook the rest of your halloumi.
  5. Time to serve your tacos! Warm up the Soft Taco Wraps over a hot pan, then serve with pieces of warm pan-fried halloumi. Add tomato-corn relish and drizzle with a good amount of chipotle crema on top.

What To Serve With Halloumi Tacos

These halloumi tacos would go really well with a side of:

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What is halloumi cheese?

Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, and sometimes also cow's milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. This property makes it a popular meat substitute. It's country of origin is Cyprus.

Where to buy halloumi cheese?

You can buy halloumi from your local supermarket and most food shops.

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!

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