Saturday, 31 January 2015

Vegan Halloumi

WHAAAAAAA?? Yes you read correctly. I found this wonderful recipe online from Cooking With Plants. I love how the first instruction is store the tofu in the freezer - I've been doing that for years too because it creates spongy tofu! It didn't exactly taste like halloumi but with a spritz of lemon it would be a great substitute in any halloumi recipe. Pretty delicious with sweet chili sauce or chili jam!

Vegan Halloumi


250 g Organic Tofu (medium or firm)
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Paprika Powder
1/2 tsp Tumeric
1 tsp Sea Salt (Celtic or Himalayan) ground
1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
1/4 cup Boiling Water from boiled kettle
1 tbs Grapeseed Oil for frying


Place tofu into freezer overnight.
Remove tofu from freezer and let thaw in fridge.
Press liquid from tofu.
Pat the tofu dry and slice into 1/4 inch (1/2cm) slices.
Prepare your marinade by combining remaining ingredients (except oil) in a bowl until well combined and smooth.
Baste tofu slices on both sides and if you have time, let marinade for at least a couple of hours or over night.
Heat non-stick pan on high/medium-high (or BBQ) and add a little bit of oil.
Add halloumi slices and cook on each side until golden and crispy (about 2 minutes on each side).
Cook until all halloumi slices are browned on each side... serve and enjoy!

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