Souvlaki Inspired Halloumi

Souvlaki inspired halloumi is a fantastic vegetarian option using the wonderful flavour combinations of garlic and herbs, combined with lemon for a zesty kick!

Souvlaki inspired halloumi combines the wonderful winning flavours of garlic and herbs with a zesty lemon kick.

This dish was created as a vegetarian option to the Souvlaki Inspired Chicken recipe. It uses the same delicious marinade but there is no need to prepare in advance. In addition, the cooking method is slightly different but the result is just as tasty.

Souvlaki is a popular fast food dish in Greece. It is deliciously marinated meat that is grilled on a skewer and served with pitta and chips. However, I have adapted this concept for a vegetarian alternative using halloumi cheese and baby potatoes instead.

The winning flavour combination of garlic and herbs, combined with the zesty lemon, work really well together in this dish. It is these wonderful flavours that take us straight back to the sunshine and wonderful holidays we enjoyed there!

I also suggest serving this with a delicious salad. Why not try the Roasted Aubergine, Red Peppers and Bean Salad and maybe omit the feta cheese.

What you will need for the Souvlaki inspired halloumi cheese:

  • Halloumi cheese
    • A semi-hard cheese made from the milk of goats, sheep, or cows.
    • Has a higher melting point so it can be cooked without losing its shape.
  • Baby potatoes
    • A great source of fibre and even more so because there is no need to peel them!
  • Garlic
    • An absolute seasoning winner, adds a great kick to the dish and is full of vitamin c
And for the marinade:
  • Olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Dried oregano, thyme and rosemary
  • Garlic granules

See the recipe below for all the steps on how to make Souvlaki Inspired Halloumi:

Diabetes Note

Halloumi is a protein-rich alternative to meat however it does have high salt and saturated fat content

Souvlaki Inspired Halloumi

Souvlaki Inspired Halloumi

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  • 1 block halloumi

  • 250 g baby potatoes, halved

  • A few cloves garlic

  • For the marinade
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tsp dried rosemary

  • 2 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules


  • Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Split the halloumi block in half and rub some of the marinade all over the pieces and set it aside
  • Take the rest of the marinade and rub it all over the baby potatoes and garlic in a baking tray. place in a preheated oven, 190C/170C Fan and roast for 45 minutes.
  • Lastly grill the marinated halloumi for 10 minutes, turning over halfway through.
  • Plate up the halloumi and potatoes and serve with your choice of wonderful veg

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