I love Halloumi. I will generally always order it as a side if there is an option for it and is a BBQ really a BBQ without it? Not in my eyes. I have rounded up some brilliant Halloumi recipes from fellow bloggers with a sprinkling of mine thrown in too.
Before we do though, What is Halloumi?
Halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard, unripened, brined 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. Halloumi is set with rennet and is unusual in that no acid or acid-producing bacterium is used in its preparation.
Halloumi is popular in Cyprus, the Levant, Greece, and Turkey. Demand in the United Kingdom had surpassed every other European country, except Cyprus, by 2013. ( Taken from Wikipedia )
The UK are definitely Halloumi crazy and it always surprises me when I take trips to other countries and find it isn’t on menus and often people have never even tasted it!
A lot of Halloumi recipes seem perfectly made for Summer and I am sure we have a few weeks left of it so get working your way through this list.
Starting with my Chicken Pesto Halloumi Kebabs:
Keeping with the kebab theme I love the sound of these Sweet & Sour Halloumi Skewers from Celery & Cupcakes:
More skewers from Foodie Quine with these Super Greens, Avocado & Halloumi skewers.
Yet more skewers.. Halloumi Souvlaki from Veggie Desserts
Moving onto Sweet Chilli & Halloumi Mango Salad from Celery & Cupcakes
Halloumi, Mushroom & Pesto Stack
Halloumi Rice Bowl with Ginger Carrots from Tin & Thyme
Squash & Halloumi Fajitas from Family Friends Food:
Panzanella & Halloumi from Lovely Appetite
Persian Halloumi from Fab Food 4 All
And finishing of course with my Halloumi Fries
Go empty those supermarket shelves of all of the squeaky cheese and get cooking!