Delicious crispy fried halloumi cheese served in a small taco with a tangy pineapple mango salsa. A sort of Greek-Mex creation, if you like! Perfect as party appetizer, or a simple lunch for the family.
Mix all of the salsa ingredients together and set aside. Also mix the Greek yoghurt and sweet chili sauce together and set that aside.
Slice the halloumi into roughly 1cm-thick slices or cubes, and brush lightly on each side with a little olive oil.
Heat up a frying pan and fry the halloumi for a few minutes on each side until golden and a little crispy. Alternatively, air fry at 375F / 190C for 4 to 6 minutes on each side.
Heat the tortillas in a dry frying pan until warmed through and a little crisp.
Assemble your tacos. Start with 4 or 5 halloumi bites, then top with the salsa and avocado. Finally, drizzle over some Greek yoghurt chili sauce.
Fold over and serve with a lime segment for squeezing over everything. Eat immediately.
Ingredient amounts: Please note that the above amounts are only a guide. The great thing about this recipe is that the ingredient amounts don't really have to be exact. Just throw everything in and enjoy!Halloumi: Use the best quality halloumi you can find (an authentic Cypriot brand would be ideal!). If pan frying, resist the urge to move the cheese around in the pan too much. Leave it for a couple of minutes before checking to see how it's doing and then ultimately flipping it over.To air fry your halloumi instead, brush with olive oil, then air fry for 4 to 6 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. I find that a basket style air fryer cooks slightly faster than an oven style air fryer, which is why cooking can take 8 to 12 minutes. This method isn't faster than pan frying, but it's more hands-off, leaving you free to use the time to make the salsa if you like. Alternatively, use the shallow frying cooking method to cook your halloumi for ultra crispy halloumi. You can find the method in this post for delicious crispy halloumi fries. Fruit for the salsa: I always use ready chopped pineapple and mango from a can or snack pot to save time. Feel free to use fresh fruit if you prefer. Leftovers: The salsa is delicious served over meat or fish, so leftovers shouldn't go to waste!