Mediterranean halloumi bake

Mediterranean Halloumi Bake

This healthy Mediterranean halloumi bake makes an extremely delicious vegetarian dinner. It perfectly combines fresh vegetables with the salty flavour and chewy texture of the halloumi cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Keyword easy, gluten-free, one pot
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 254kcal
Author Eva Burg


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 courgettes diced
  • 15 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 small fresh chilli finely chopped and deseeded
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water or passata optional
  • 7 oz halloumi sliced
  • 1 handful fresh basil chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F/ 220°C in grill mode.
  • Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof, medium-large pan and saute the onions for two minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute, then add the courgettes, tomatoes, tomato puree and spices, cover with a lid and simmer for about 20 minutes. The tomatoes and courgettes will release water and turn into a sauce. In case they don't release enough juice, you can add a little bit of water or passata to adjust the consistency to your liking.
  • Cover the dish with the halloumi slices and place it under the grill until the halloumi slices turn golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil and enjoy.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1585IU | Vitamin C: 52.5mg | Calcium: 549mg | Iron: 3.3mg