Things I have been cooking lately #156: Spicy halloumi bake

One of the nice things about having gestational diabetes (look at me finding silver linings) is that you get to eat a LOT of cheese and I love cheese. All the cheese. All the time. Halloumi is one of my favourite cheeses and great for pairing and being the star of the show in GD friendly recipes. This was a big hit with both Mr O and N, who lives with us at the moment. It packs a real flavour wallop and is quick and easy to make.


Spicy halloumi bake

1 onion, roughly chopped
250g chorizo, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoom tumeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 small courgettes, cut into cubes
16 baby tomatoes, quartered
3 tablespoons full fat Greek yoghurt
1 block of halloumi, cut into 5mm slices
Olive oil

Place a large frying pan that is able to go into the oven over a medium heat. Add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and allow to heat up. Add the onions and cook for a couple of minutes until they soften. Add the chorizo and cook for a couple more minutes then add the spices and cook until they become fragrant.

Add the courgettes tomatoes and yoghurt and bring up to a gentle simmer. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. About 5 minutes before the time is up heat your grill to 200C.

Remove the pan from the heat and spread out the halloumi slices over the chorizo mixture. Place under the grill for a couple of minutes until the halloumi is bubbling.

Serves 4




  1. Looks appetizing! Thanks for sharing, Abbi. I made a Mexican lasagna in the crock pot yesterday. We both appreciate spicy foods and cheese. 🙂

    1. Cheese is gestational diabetes’ best friend.

  2. It looks delicious! I love cheese as well: Parmesan and blue cheese are my favorites.

    1. I LOVE any kind of blue cheese. I miss it because you can’t have any variety except Stilton when you’re pregnant.

  3. Holy shit! This looks amazing!

    1. It was very tasty. Definitely going to be a new staple.

  4. Halloumi ❤ Goodness, that looks AMAZING. I'll just sit here at my desk and starve. AGAIN.

    1. Sorry! South Africans love Halloumi. When I first moved here I was shocked that it wasn’t in and on everything. I still love it crumbed deep-fried and dipped in cranberry sauce.

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