Make the most out of halloumi cheese this winter season! You can either put it in pasta, a sandwich, a salad, or even just enjoy it alone. Let these recipes give you ideas.
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There are different types of cheese around. There’s the soft, milky and stretchy mozzarella cheese we all know. Then the sharp cheddar cheese which is perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese. And of course Parmesan for pasta and some desserts.
But have you ever heard of halloumi cheese? Fried or grilled halloumi cheese is best enjoyed like a meat patty. Expect that it has a strong salty flavor while being as soft and smooth as mozzarella. That makes it perfect for salads and sandwiches.
This list of easy halloumi recipes would be a great way to introduce this tasty cheese to all. Its unique flavor makes it ideal for breakfast, lunch, and supper. Aside from being a good meal any time of the day, you can also serve it at parties during the holidays.
1. Grilled Peaches and Haloumi Salad
A special celebration always calls for a refreshing salad. And a halloumi salad with grilled peaches hits the spot! It’s a sweet, refreshing salad with a lovely bite from grilled halloumi.
2. White Wine Mushroom Bruschetta with Halloumi
Don’t just serve ordinary appetizers this winter season. Make it different and extra special. Make some bruschette with white wine, mushroom, and halloumi cheese.
That’s how you put a gourmet touch to your dinner.
3. Creamy Sweet Potato and Halloumi Pasta
Looking for a mind-blowing dish to excite your family these chilly months? Some creamy sweet potato and halloumi pasta fits the bill. Serving a pasta dish has never been this fabulous and delightful!
4. One-Pan Basil Halloumi Chicken
A one-pan basil halloumi chicken is easy to prepare. And all you’ll need are simple and easy-to-find ingredients. It’s pretty quick to cook and the result will speak to your soul!
5. Harissa Halloumi & Roasted Vegetable Wraps & Sweet Potato Wedges
A halloumi and veggie wrap makes the perfect lunch and light dinner during the winter. This is your innovative way to serve halloumi cheese this season. We’re sure your family and friends will love it!
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6. Spicy Green Goddess Sandwich with Grilled Halloumi
Instead of meat, use grilled halloumi in your sandwich recipe. It’s tasty and also pairs great with avocado, some lettuce, and lemon juice.
7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Halloumi Sliders
Brussels Sprouts plus Halloumi sliders are awesome finger food to entertain your guests. Every bite is bursting with glorious flavors. What would you expect from caramelized onions, fried halloumi, and grainy mustard?
8. Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Blueberry-Balsamic Jam
Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Blueberry-Balsamic Jam is a pretty easy halloumi recipe. You simply need to grill a perfectly marinated slice of halloumi for two minutes. Then serve it with your prepared blueberry jam, and voila!
9. Stuffed Mushroom and Halloumi Pittas
Have a quick and scrumptious vegetarian meal this winter. Make some pittas loaded with mushroom, hummus, peppers, rocket leaves, and grilled halloumi. This meal isn’t just an ordinary pitta, but the healthiest and best pitta sandwich ever!
10. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Ricotta, Pesto and Grilled Halloumi
You’ll surely love having portobello mushrooms with pesto, ricotta cheese, and grilled halloumi. Make it special by adding some pine nuts. It’s a tasty and deceivingly fancy-looking dish that will wow your family.
Make some halloumi cheese chips at home! Let this video from BBC help you out:
Don’t let the cold months stop you from serving these halloumi cheese recipes for your family. Halloumi cheese pairs perfectly with slices of fruits, with jam, veggies, and more. If you haven’t tried halloumi before, it’s time to start!
Which halloumi cheese recipes are you planning to try? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on January 4, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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