3 Extremely Delicious & Quite Uncommon Halloumi Recipes

“No matter how much I eat, there is always room for halloumi.” Does this apply for you as well? Truth is, this kind of cheese tastes so great that there’s hardly anyone who would resist it. That’s why today we’re giving you 3 extraordinary, delicious and not that popular recipes that include halloumi. Want to give them a chance? Keep reading!
  1. Halloumi pita /Χαλουμόπιτα/
If you remember from our previous article, halloumi itself is a typical Cypriot cheese. Χαλουμόπιτα, therefore, is something like a traditional food on the island. It’s similar to a salty cake, but not exactly. You have to try it to understand! Products: 4x eggs /186g/ 120ml oil 125ml milk 60g yoghurt 1tbsp brandy /15ml/ 2tsp baking powder Fresh peppermint (or mint), chopped 230g halloumi 215g flour Preheat the oven to 180˚С. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and gradually add the oil, milk, yoghurt and the baking powder, mixed with the brandy. Finally sift the flour (and again gradually) add to the rest of the products. Mix until homogenous. Grate the halloumi cheese and combine with the chopped peppermint. Add this to the dough, stir well using a spoon or a spatula. Grease and flour a 26x19cm pan. Pour the dough inside and bake for about 50-55 min. halloumi pita TIP: If you choose to bake in a round form, use a cake form that’s about 23-24cm and has a hole in the middle. You should know that it would require less time for baking (~35-40min) as the dough layer will be thinner.
  1. Baklava with Halloumi
If you still haven’t tried the traditional baklava, go make your order now because it’s super tasty! Otherwise, we would suggest you try something more uncommon like this recipe: baklava with halloumi Products: 1 package of pastry sheets 500g halloumi 250g walnuts 4tbsp sugar 200g butter ½ tsp cinnamon For the syrup: 350g sugar 1 package of vanilla sugar 2tbsp lemon juice Melt the butter. In the meantime grate the cheese. Blend the walnuts together with the sugar and cinnamon. Take a baking pan and grease it with butter. Place half of the pastry sheets one over the other as you grease each of them. Sprinkle cheese on top and then finish with the walnut filling. After that place the rest of the sheets over as you grease with butter again. Cut into triangles, put butter on top (so much butter!) and bake in preheated oven at 180˚С. After 20-30 min the meal should be ready! To make the syrup, boil the sugar with 400ml of water. Season with the lemon juice and vanilla sugar. Pour on top of the hot baklava and leave for a night.
  1. Warm salad with sweet potatoes and halloumi
halloumi salad This kind of salad is definitely for you, if you want something light and in the same time nutritional for dinner. The star here is, of course, halloumi cheese. Products: 1x sweet potato 1x red onion 30g arugula 1x avocado 200g halloumi ½ tsp cumin ½ smoked red pepper powder For the dressing: 1tbsp sesame tahini 1 lemon Parsley 1 clove of garlic Salt, black pepper Water Preheat the oven to 220˚С. Cube the potato, then slice the onion and put them in a baking dish. Sprinkle some olive oil, black pepper, salt and stir. Bake for 20-30 min until the potatoes are soft enough. Cut the cheese into thin slices and mix with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), cumin and red pepper powder. Heat the pot and without putting any additional grease, place the halloumi. Cook until golden on both sides. To make the dressing combine tahini with the juice of one lemon. Then add chopped parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Add water (if needed) to achieve the perfect consistence. Time to put everything together! Put all products in a big bowl, pour the dressing on top and serve. Browse all kinds of dairy products, spices, tahini and many more on our Food section by category as you click here! Greek Shrimp Saganaki: a Recipe that Leaves you Speechless 3 Compelling Yoghurt Desserts you Can Try at Home Today 2 Filo Pastry recipes you Can Cook at home Today


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