Grilled halloumi, beetroot, red pepper and spring onion

Friday, May 02, 2014

grilled halloumi recipe

Grilled halloumi is something that I've heard others rave about yet somehow I'd never tried myself. When wandering around Lidl at the weekend I spied a block of halloumi and made an impulse purchase, vowing to give it a try to see what all the fuss is about. This dish is more of a cobbled together plateful of things that needed using up rather than a specially planned one but that is sometimes how you discover new combinations of things that get along together. I present:

Grilled halloumi with black pudding, fresh beetroot, stir fried red pepper and spring onions with noodles

The halloumi was grilled upon the good old (new) Tefal Optigrill, hence the rather beautiful lines (I did fear that it would melt into a puddle but thankfully not). I foolishly took two rings of black pudding, cubed and heated steadily in a small frying pan. I only needed one ring as it went far further than anticipated!

What does black pudding taste like? Well, I'd describe it as the texture of dense bread with the favour of tasty sausage. Since trying it at The Crown I've wanted to use it at home so I bought some at the butchers but hadn't got round to making use of it, oh it's so good.

The beetroot worked a treat with both the halloumi and black pudding so I would happily use these three together again. The red pepper, spring onions and noodles were pleasant enough but could have easily been replaced by salad leaves instead for a lighter dish.

How do you like to enjoy grilled halloumi? (Or is it not for you?)


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  1. I absolutely love halloumi, I'll order it on pretty much any menu it features on. I throw it into salads, wraps, pretty much everything.

  2. I adore halloumi!!! The squeak excites me every time! X

  3. I've never tried halloumi either but I want to now! LOVE black pud! x

  4. I love halloumi! I've never thought of beetroot but I do love feta with beetroot so why not halloumi! I have a recipe from way back on my blog for some tasty skewers featuring halloumi.
    I do like black pudding but I do have to be in the mood for it. White pudding is nice too :) have you ever tried haggis? If you like black pudding you'd probably like it :) xx

  5. That sounds and looks amazing. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for posting about it! Em x

  6. Haloumi is so good, unfortunately Hubby hates it so I don't get to have it as much as I would like,

  7. Halloumi is brilliant, and griddled/grilled is far the best way to eat it. I like it with red peppers fried in some of the oil from a jar of sundried tomatoes, on a bed of crispy lettuce, with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce. It's one of my go-to dinners when my boyfriend (aka my in-house chef) is away for the night. xxx

  8. Ha ha, you must have inspired my subconscious as I chose halloumi in the restaurant we went to last night x

  9. Halloumi is my absolute favourite! I love it with roasted red peppers and hoummous in a wrap!

    Maria xxx

  10. I don't think I've ever tried it but from your post and all the comments, I think I should.


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