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Halloumi Tacos with Avocado Ranch

Halloumi Tacos with a fresh, chunky salsa and a drizzle of delicious Avocado Ranch. An easy and fun vegetarian dinner idea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 415kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 grams halloumi cheese 2 standard blocks
  • 8 small tortillas

Avocado Ranch

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup greek yoghurt 125 grams
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • juice of ½a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp dried chives
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste

Tomato & Pepper Salsa

  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 red or yellow pepper diced
  • 200 grams cherry or grape tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • small bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped or 1 tbsp dried
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • To make the tomato and pepper salsa, combine the tomatoes, pepper and onion in a large bowl. Pour over the lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Sprinkle in the chopped parsley and a pinch of salt and stir everything together. Add more salt if required. Leave to sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  • To make the avocado ranch, slice the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh. Add to a blender with the rest of the ranch ingredients and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Open the halloumi packets, drain off the excess liquid and pat dry with some kitchen paper. Cut into slices, roughly 1cm thick.
  • Heat a non stick frying pan over medium heat and add the halloumi slices. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until crisp and golden. (Use a little oil if your pan is not non-stick)
  • While the halloumi is cooking, warm the tortillas in the microwave or wrapped in foil in the oven (check the package instructions for timings).
  • To assemble the tacos, place 1 to 2 slices of halloumi on a warm tortilla. Top with a generous spoonful of salsa and a drizzle of avocado ranch. Serve immediately with any desired accompaniments.

Notes

Do be aware that not all halloumi is suitable for vegetarians though - it can be made with animal derived rennet. Check the packet before purchasing. 
Avocado Ranch can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tomato and Pepper Salsa can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 997mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 936IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 690mg | Iron: 1mg