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

Squidgy Fried Halloumi with Crushed Nuts

Course: Mains
Cuisine: Global
Time: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 642kcal
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  • 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 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 until browned on both sides. No oil necessary.
  • 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: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 6307IU | Vitamin C: 261mg | Calcium: 762mg | Iron: 3mg