Last Updated on November 13, 2019 by Chef Mireille
Garlic Herb Baked Halloumi – Baking Halloumi with garlic and herbs is a way to pump up the flavor of this cooking cheese from Cypress. Serve it with roasted potatoes for a complete breakfast.
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In the pre Thanksgiving craze where everyone is planning their menus, a few of my cooking groups had people posting messages looking for vegetarian alternatives to turkey. Immediately what came to my mind were cooking cheeses like paneer and halloumi.
Halloumi is one of my favorite cooking cheese. It is a firm brined cheese from Cypress, usually available at Middle Eastern markets or gourmet supermarkets like Fairway and Whole Foods. I usually just cook it stove top as pan seared slices. As it’s comes in a mint infused brine and is salted, you can have as is without the need for additional seasoning. However, that doesn’t mean additional flavor would be a bad thing. In this method, additional flavor is baked into the halloumi for over the top flavorful slices.
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IN THE MAKING
These baked halloumi slices were great accompanied by leftover Thanksgiving trimmings like roasted potatoes and cranberry sauce.
If you would like to check out other ways to incorporate halloumi into your meals, check out these recipes with halloumi!
- Halloumi Fig Sandwich
- Firinda Makarna – Turkish Mac & Cheese
- Emirati Khameer
Garlic Herb Baked Halloumi
- 1 stalks oregano
- 2 stalks rosemary or any variety of mixed herbs
- 1 finely chopped garlic clove
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 9 oz. sliced halloumi
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Finely chop the leaves of the oregano and rosemary. Chopped herbs should measure 2 teaspoons.
- In a small bowl, combine herbs, garlic and olive oil. Stir to combine.
- Brush a little of the olive oil mixture on the bottom of a cookie sheet.
- Lay out the slices of halloumi on top.
- Brush the rest of the olive oil mixture on top of the halloumi slices.
- Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Flip over and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Serve with roasted potatoes.
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That would be such a flavourful cheese , I like the way you have plated it with accompaniments .
thanks yes it was great with other Thanksgiving side dishes
Such an aromatic baked halloumi, those slices looks absolutely irresistible and that plate is too inviting.
thank you Priya
What a fantastic way to cook this cheese!…and love your plate..looks so good..that cranberry sauce looks so sinful! did you make that as well?
yes I only use home made cranberry sauce. I HATE the canned ones!
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I have only tried eating halloumi sandwich from outside and I really loved it, but never picked it up to try in my own pantry, since I am trying to cut out on unnecessary grocery spending… hehe… the baked halloumi looks amazing, just apt to put in between a couple of toasts with loads of greens…
yes this would be great on a sandwich as well
That baked halloumi looks so crispy and addictive Mir. That click with cheese and cranberry sauce looks amazing.
these really brought the flavor of regular halloumi up by several notches
We don’t get Halloumi here, but the husband raves about the different cheese he gets to eat on his travels. baking it is such a clever idea 🙂
Baked halloumi looks very inviting with garlic and herbs.
yes i is quite a flavorful option
Can’t say how it would have tasted as I’m totally unaware of the taste of halloumi, but one thing I can certainly say that you halloumi with that cranberry sauce make me drool uncontrollably 😀