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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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’.
- Serving Size: 2 tacos
- Calories: 298
- Sugar: 2.8
- Sodium: 544
- Fat: 18
- Carbohydrates: 24.7
- Protein: 11
- Cholesterol: 50.5
Keywords: halloumi recipe, vegetarian tacos, fried halloumi