How To Make Halloumi Fajitas
Halloumi fajitas are a go-to quick and easy dinner in the Mother Fit household. I try to incorporate a meat-free day in my diet once a week and halloumi fajitas are a delicious alternative to chicken. Fill these tasty little bites up with peppers, spinach and a zesty seasoning for a healthy dinner for all the family!
The best thing, these only take around 30 minutes to cook! Packed with healthy nutrients and flavour, halloumi fajitas are great when wanting to incorporate some new tastes and flavours into your children’s diet.
Halloumi Fajitas Ingredients
- 1-2 tsp olive oil/Low cal spray
- 4 bell peppers (I stick to red and orange)
- 4 tsp cajun spice mix (Old El Paso is my fave)
- 500 g halloumi cheese sliced
- 2 tsp runny honey
- 8 Tortilla wraps
- Sour cream/greek yoghurt/light mayo
- Mild or spicy salsa based on preference
Halloumi Fajitas Recipe
1. Heat your olive oil or low calorie cooking spray in a large frying pan until smoking hot.
2. Add your peppers and a large serving of the spice mix, around half, and cook until the peppers start to blacken around the edges. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set to one side in a bowl.
3. Place the halloumi into the empty, hot frying pan and sprinkle the remaining spice mix over the cheese. Cook on both sides for a couple of minutes. You’ll notice the halloumi will start to show a grilled like brown colour.
4. Drizzle a little honey over seconds prior to removing it from the pan.
5. Dish up altogether on a platter with peppers, tortilla wraps, yoghurt/light mayo and salsa.
My cooking tips:
- If you prefer your halloumi to be softer, then cook for just 20 minutes. I tend to cook mine a little longer as I like it a little more crispy, but that’s just my preference.
- If you are going to reheat these the next day, I would advise cooking them for a shorter time, crispy halloumi doesn’t reheat too well.
- Continue to mix up the vegetables you use the more you make the flavoursome dish. Mushrooms, courgettes and cucumber also work well and are super for developing your children’s food pallet.
- You can further save some calories by using reduced fat halloumi.
- Serve up with big spoons and let the kids make their own wraps. An early introduction to a range of different food types will do wonders for their diet, especially when needing a variety of nutrients to help support of healthy diet
I hope you and your family enjoy making these as much as mine. Please let me know how you got on when making this Halloumi Fajitas recipe and any feedback from the little ones.
I would love to see your halloumi creations by tagging (@michelle_motherfit) on Instagram! Let’s get cooking.
Love Michelle x