Garlicky Halloumi Tacos

Garlicky Halloumi Tacos | @naturallyella

5 from 2 reviews

An easy vegetarian taco, the star is the fried halloumi enhanced with garlic and cilantro. These tacos can be a great base for adding roasted or grilled vegetables.


  • 4 ounces halloumi or similar frying cheese (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • Red onion (for serving)
  • Lettuce (for serving)
  • Hot sauce (for serving)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)


  1. Cut the halloumi into 4 slices, roughly 1/4" thick. Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil, swirling the pan around to cover the bottom. Lay the halloumi in the oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and fry for 2 to 3 more minutes, until both sides are golden. Transfer halloumi to a bowl.
  2. Turn off the heat to the pan, add the garlic, and sauté for a minute, just to warm the garlic. Add to the bowl with the halloumi along with the minced cilantro. Toss until everything is well combined.
  3. Assemble tacos with a pinch of lettuce, two slices of the halloumi, a sprinkle of minced onion, and drizzle of your favorite hot sauce or salsa.


Tips and Tricks: Not all halloumi is vegetarian. Check the package and look for an ingredient list that contains 'vegetarian rennet or microbial rennet'.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: corn tortillas, olive oil


Keywords: halloumi recipe, vegetarian tacos, fried halloumi