Halloumi cheese with chillies

Halloumi cheese and chillies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 110 grams
  • Calories: 355 kcal
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: < 0.5 g
  • Sugar: < 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 2.6 grams
  • Fiber: < 0.5 g
  • Protein: 21 g
Recipe type: Chillies and cheese
Cuisine: Cypriot
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Halloumi cheese with Chillies is one of those to die for combinations that only happen a couple of times in a lifetime. The depth of flavour that can be obtained just by adding Chillies is amazing. This recipe contains two methods of using Chillies with this sheep and goats milk cheese from Cyprus. One for grilling and the other for on the cooker. Kalí óreksi!
for the pan fried Halloumi
  • Halloumi – 450 Grams ( cut into 6mm slices)
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh red Chillies – one tablespoon ( thinly sliced)
  • Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
BBQ grilled
  • Halloumi – 450 Grams ( cut into 12mm slices)
  • Chilli flakes - one tablespoon - ( see note)
  • Fresh lemon – one ( cut in half)
  1. Mix the oil, chillies and lemon juice. Blend until well combined
  2. Fry the Halloumi cheese in a non-stick frying pan for about two to three minutes on each side. It should be nicely browned
  3. Place serving portions on plates and drizzle with chilli/lemon juice flavoured oil
  1. Put the Halloumi on a slow-burning BBQ grill. Sprinkle with lemon juice from the cut lemon
  2. When nicely browned, turn over
  3. Sprinkle with more lemon juice. Once browned, turn over again
  4. Now sprinkle to the top with Chilli flakes and serve
Grilled Halloumi served with Satay sauce is an very good way of getting extra protein into a vegetarian meal. A recipe for a spicy Satay sauce can be found here

Use a mild Chilli flake like Aleppo. Alternatively, reduce the quantity to a teaspoon

Note: The nutritional values and serving size are for the pan fried Halloumi

Keywords: Halloumi cheese with Chillies

Serves: 2 portions


Baked Brie with Chilli flakes

Baked Brie with Chillies and garlic
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 125 grams
  • Calories: 471
  • Fat: 42 g
  • Saturated fat: 18 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 88 mg
Recipe type: Chillies and cheese
Cuisine: French
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When it comes to starters, nothing can be simpler and tastier than baked Brie with chillies. When served in a Brie baking dish, this starter is very attractive as well. For ease, simplicity and a fantastic result, this recipe just has to be tried. It is super carb friendly as well.
  • Brie - 250 grams
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Olive oil -one teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes - 2 teaspoons ( see note)
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Peel and thinly slice the garlic
  3. Unwrap the Brie and place in a baking dish
  4. Cut a cross on top and pour on the olive oil.
  5. Equally, distribute the garlic around the top.
  6. Sprinkle with Chilli flakes
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is oozy
  8. Serve the Brie in its baking dish with French bread or flatbreads for scooping out.
Use a mild Chiili flake like Aleppo. Alternatively, reduce the quantity to ½ a teaspoon

Keywords: Baked Brie with Chilli flakes and garlic

Serves: 2 portions


Fried corned beef, chillies and cheese


Fried corn beef, chillies and cheese sandwich

Fried corned beef, chillies and cheese
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 100g
  • Calories: 340
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated fat: 15 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 3 gr
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 101 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
Recipe type: Chillies and cheese
Cuisine: UK
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This great tasting snack is not only very easy to make but also highlights the fantastic relationship that chillies have with cheese. In the same vein as chocolate and chillies (another match made in heaven), this combination is an absolute winner. Great little inbetweener when you are feeling peckish
  • White bread - six slices
  • Corned beef - six slices 5mm thick ( see note)
  • Butter - 4 tablespoons
  • Red or green chillies - three finely sliced
  • Cheese - 250 grams ( grated)
  • Chilli flakes - one teaspoon
  1. Pre- heat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius
  2. Butter the bread on both sides
  3. Heat a frying pan to a medium heat
  4. Fry the bread on both sides until golden brown . Keep to on side
  5. Fry the corned beef in butter on one side in the same pan
Assembling the snacks
  1. Place a slice of corned beef on each slice of bread
  2. Scatter the fresh chillies equally over each slice
  3. Top with equal amounts of cheese
  4. Sprinkle with Chilli flakes
  5. Place in the oven until cheese has melted to your satisfaction
  6. Serve
The corned beef referred to is typically the type you would buy from a deli or a supermarket cold meat counter

Keywords: Corned beef, cheese and chilli open sandwiches

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Dips with Chillies

Dips with Chillies

Feta Bouyiourdi – Greece


Baked Feta and Chillies recipe

Baked Feta cheese with chillies and tomatoes
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 200g
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated fat: 16 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 8 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 1114 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 89 mg
Recipe type: Chillies and cheese
Cuisine: Greek
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There is a special affinity between Feta and chillies. Chillies like the Banana pepper are stuffed with this cheese and preserved in oil and vinegar, for serving as a dish as part of a the popular Meze table. Another affinity that chillies have with this cheese is that they love being baked, This Greek recipe for spicy Feta is baked with chillies in the oven is exactly along this theme. Kalí órexi !
  • Tomatoes – four medium
  • Feta cheese – two 200 gram blocks
  • Pickled Banana Chillies – two to three ( chopped) see note *
  • Chilli flakes - one tablespoon
  • Olive oil – four teaspoons ( or more according to taste)
  • Oregano – one teaspoon
  • Aluminium foil
  1. Cut out the cores from the tomatoes using a sharp knife.
  2. Cut a shallow cross in the skin of each tomato.
  3. Using tongs. blanche each tomato for 10 to 20 seconds in hot water
  4. Once blanched, immediately plunge into ice-cold water ( use ice to make this ) and then immediately remove. This should make it easy to peel the skins.
  5. Peel the skins and discard
  6. Cut the tomatoes in half and remove and discard the seeds
  7. Chop the remaining flesh into dice about 12mm
  8. Chop the feta blocks in half to provide four 100 gram pieces
  9. Chop a 20 gram slice off each block Keep to one side
  10. Cut four pieces of aluminium foil large enough to make parcels that will have their tops scrunched up to cover folded over when the cheese is to be baked.
  11. Place the cheese in the centre of the foil and fold up the sides ( forming the unclosed parcel.)
  12. Spoon equal amounts of the chopped tomato on top of the cheese
  13. Add the chopped banana chillies in equal quantities. (see note)
  14. Crumble the reserved 20-gram slices of feta cheese and sprinkle over the top of the chillies
  15. Sprinkle the chilli flakes and oregano equally over the crumbled cheese
  16. Pour a teaspoon of olive oil ( or more, to personal taste) over the top.
  17. Scrunch up the foil to close the parcels
  18. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Remove
  19. Turn up the oven to grilling temperature.
  20. Open the tops of the parcels and place under the grill.
  21. Grill until browned ( 2 to 3 minutes)
  22. Serve immediately with pita bread or similar
* If you are unable to buy pickled banana peppers, any pickled yellow or green chillies will do,

Keywords: Spicy Feta cheese with tomatoes and chillies

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Link to Feta stuffed Chillies recipe


Chillies with Feta cheese