Recipes

Mediterranean Lemon Baked Halloumi with Focaccia

Recipe by My Food Bag – http://www.myfoodbag.co.nz

Our friends at My Food Bag have created another simple and delicious recipe for our Food Snob Halloumi. A beautiful Mediterranean Lemon Baked Halloumi with Focaccia. 

INGREDIENTS

1 pack of halloumi spices (1 tsp cumin ground, 1 tsp paprika sweet & 1/2 tsp oregano dried)
1 pack Food Snob Halloumi 200g, sliced into 1.5cm pieces
1/2 Lemon, thinly sliced
1 bunch thyme, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp honey
1 pack cherry tomatoes, halved
2 courgettes, sliced
1 shallot, sliced into rings
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp chilli garlic blend (optional)

TO SERVE

1 loaf Focaccia
1/2 pack mixed baby leaf lettuce
1 pack balsamic reduction

Have handy:
Oil, Salt, Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar

METHOD

  1. Prep Veggies and Halloumi
    In a small bowl mix halloumi spices with 1 Tbsp oil. Add halloumi to the bowl and toss to coat. Place on a lined oven tray and arrange two slices of lemon over each piece of halloumi. Sprinkle with thyme and drizzle with honey.
  2. Cook Halloumi
    Arrange cherry tomatoes, courgettes and shallots around halloumi.  Add garlic, and garlic chilli blend to tray, drizzle veges with olive oil and season. Bake on upper oven rack for 15-20 minutes, until halloumi is golden and tomatoes are blistered.
  3. Warm Focaccia
    When Halloumi and veggies have 5 minutes cook time remaining, place Focaccia on lower oven rack and bake for 5 minutes, until warmed through. Slice into wedges.
  4. To Finish
    Toss lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
    Season to taste.

    Serve lettuce topped with veggies, halloumi, balsamic reduction and focaccia on the side.