KRINOS HALLOUMI - Your New Favourite
Hello, Halloumi! If you’ve never tried this traditional semi-hard cheese from the island of Cyprus, put it on the list! Its versatility is endless – as an appetizer, atop a salad, on the grill – and we promise, Halloumi will be your new favourite thing.
Halloumi is made from a blend of cow, goat and sheep’s milk, seasoned with mint leaves and then soaked in brine. And you could say it has a split personality – uncooked, it’s a salty, robust cheese, but once it’s grilled, fried or even BBQ’d, Halloumi melts to a creamy consistency with a crunchy shell. Often compared to paneer, Halloumi has no acidity, yet it’s high in protein – perfect for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.
Here are 3 ways we love to cook and serve Halloumi:
Krinos Grilled Pesto Halloumi Skewers: Love vegetarian skewers on the BBQ but looking for a new protein option? –OR– Love skewers on the BBQ but looking for a new protein option? Layer halloumi cubes with ribboned zucchini and cherry tomatoes, baste in basil pesto and grill for a couple minutes on each side for a heavenly Halloumi appetizer on a stick. Quick and easy to prep the skewers in advance and then pop them onto the grill when your ready to go.
Krinos Smoky Halloumi Tacos: Seasoned, spiced and fried Halloumi takes centre stage in these smoky, vegetarian tacos. Coated in smoked paprika, cumin and coriander, cubed, fried halloumi acts as the main protein and is then combined with a colourful cabbage and carrot slaw and topped with a chili lime crema. Light and fresh, these tacos are ideal for a summer fiesta. Tip: assemble a small buffet and allow everyone to customize their own tacos.
Krinos Rainbow Buddha Bowl with Grilled Halloumi: The Rainbow Buddha Bowl packs a punch – of flavor, colour and protein. For those who want a filling, but healthy salad, we love this combination of lemon couscous with baby bok choy, pink pickled onions, carrots, avocados and edamame. Topped with 2 inch slices of Halloumi (pan-fried) and tossed together with a creamy, tahini dressing made with Krinos tahini, Attiki Greek liquid honey, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and mustard, and you’ve got a salad that hits all the notes: salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami.
Hungry for Halloumi? We can’t blame you! For more Halloumi favourites, visit www.krinos.ca