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Easy Halloumi Fajitas

Do you like halloumi? Then you will love these flavorful and comforting halloumi fajita tacos with peppers and onions. A super easy, healthy recipe, these are our favorite vegetarian fajitas. Ready in less than 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword halloumi, halloumi fajitas,, vegetarian fajita tacos, vegetarian fajitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 474kcal
Author Adina

Equipment

  • cast-iron or nonstick pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb halloumi (Note 1)
  • 1 lime , small
  • tsp ground coriander
  • tsp ground cumin
  • tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper , more to taste
  • 3 bell peppers , green, yellow, red
  • 1 onion , large
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , divided
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt or Kosher
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare cheese: Halve the blocks of cheese. Pat them dry with kitchen paper. Slice the halves thickly. Squeeze the lime and pour the juice into a large bowl. Turn the halloumi strips into the lime juice. Mix the spices and sprinkle over the cheese. Turn the cheese slices into the spices to coat on both sides.
  • Prepare vegetables: Cut the peppers and the onion into strips as well. Set aside.
  • Fry cheese: Heat one tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan or cast-iron skillet. Fry the strips for 2 minutes, turning halfway through, they should be golden. Remove from the pan.
  • Cook vegetables: Add the remaining oil to the pan and cook the peppers and onions for about 5 minutes or until starting to soften.
  • Mix: Return halloumi to the pan, and gently reheat for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season lightly with salt and pepper, the cheese is already salted.
  • Serve: Anything made with halloumi should be served immediately, while the cheese is still soft and warm, it will harden again once it cools.

Notes

  1. Halloumi is usually sold in blocks weighing 225 g/ 8 oz, so you will need 2 blocks.
  2. To make tacos fill soft tortillas with halloumi fajitas. Add shredded lettuce, sour cream or crème fraiche, guacamole or avocado-tomato salsa, chopped cilantro or parsley, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  3. To make a fajita bowl, leave out the tortillas. Fill bowls with fajitas, lettuce or other salad leaves, guacamole or salsa. Replace tortillas with roasted or pan-fried potatoes or sweet potatoes, cooked or refried beans, roasted vegetables and so on.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 1370mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2892IU | Vitamin C: 121mg | Calcium: 1187mg | Iron: 2mg