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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Halloumi cheese with butter-fried aubergine / eggplant : Vegetarian and low carb


Have you heard of Halloumi - pronounced ha-loo-mee! It's a semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or sheep's milk, or a combination. It has a mild salty flavour and lends itself beautifully to cooking due to its firm texture which is retained even when cooked and exposed to high temperatures. It has become a firm favourite in our household and sometimes we just cook a couple of slices and enjoy them as a snack - or just add some lovely low carb vegetable, as this recipe suggestion, for something a little more!

Ingredients
Serves Two
11g carbs per serving
1 aubergine / eggplant
3 oz. / 75g butter
10 oz. / 275g halloumi cheese
10 black olives
salt and pepper
½ cup / 125ml mayonnaise (optional)
Please see instructions on Diet Doctor site here

Additional tips!
If you want variety, why not swap the veggie! This dish can be made with other low-carb vegetables such as courgette/ zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli or spinach. Also feel free to use your favourite spices to give this dish more flavour, e.g. chili powder, paprika, onion powder, some herbs, or even freshly chopped garlic and basil...

A variety of recipe ideas are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have not tried this cheese. It looks delicious with the eggplant.

I have not found a cheese I did not like, lol.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family.

laurie said...

this sounds wonderful, I made Pulla for my childrens family but my husband of course cannot eat it but Haloumi he could and would love!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy, sounds fantastic. Happy Easter to you and yours, hugs, Valerie

Lynn said...

Thanks for reminding me about cheese that is prepared like this. I've had it in a restaurant before, but it would be fun to try it at home.

William Kendall said...

No, I've never heard of that cheese.

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks marvelous! I bought some Halloumi a while back and it's still in my fridge. I will definitely have to cook some up this week and try it. The expiration date is in 2019 so I'm not that concerned but I really should move it on. I tend to hoard food on this diet. I have so much around that I'm starting to feel quilty for buying so much food. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Tom said...

...I love eggplant!

Elephant's Child said...

Halloumi is too salty for me. I need to cut the pieces smaller and treat it like fetta as an accent I suspect.

Martha said...

Looks delicious!

Debbie said...

anything fried or sautéed, yum!! i am not familiar with that cheese, but i am a cheese lover!!!

Snowbird said...

How I miss cheese! They have yet to come up with a decent vegan option!xxx

sheila 77 said...

What a great recipe, I'll definitely make this. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

What a tasty mix :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I've never heard of this cheese before! This recipe looks so good! Thank you! Big Hugs!