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Garlicky Halloumi Tacos | @naturallyella

Garlicky Halloumi Tacos

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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


Nutrition

  • 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