Squidgy Fried Halloumi with Crushed Nuts – less painful than it sounds – Fried Halloumi with Crushed Nuts are ready #lemon juice #cayenne pepper | hurrythefoodup.com
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Squidgy Fried Halloumi with Crushed Nuts

Fried halloumi absolutely rocks! We can’t get enough of the stuff and this quick recipe is another sure-fire, high-protein winner!
Course Mains
Cuisine Global
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 607kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp



  • ½ cup brown rice


  • If using rice, cook according to packet instructions.
  • Give the peppers a quick clean and dice into small pieces, removing the seeds.
  • Thinly slice the onion into half-moon shapes, and start them frying in some olive oil on a low heat until soft. Add the peppers after a couple of minutes. Fry for another five minutes.
  • In the meantime, peel and dice or crush the garlic. Also peel and chop the pistachios.
  • Add the garlic to the pepper and onion mix and cook for another minute, stirring it together.
  • Add the sugar and let it caramelise (go a bit brown and liquidy).Add 1 tbsp water. Add the cinnamon, cumin and pomegranate seeds.Give it a good stir.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir again.
  • Remove from heat and put in bowl to the side.
  • Slice the halloumi into strips and fry in olive oil until browned on both sides.
  • Rip the dill. When the halloumi is ready, place the pepper-onion mix onto plates and layer the halloumi on top. Garnish with the pistachios and dill. That’s it, ready!


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 6366IU | Vitamin C: 263mg | Calcium: 788mg | Iron: 2mg