4.39 from 13 votes

Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap

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This is an amazing quick vegetarian lunch option. This halloumi wrap is infused with sweet chilli and takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
£1.50
Makes: 4
mains, Snack
Mediterranean

The sweet chilli halloumi wrap is light and refreshing with layers of fresh veggies, packed with the best cheese (no debate here) and it has a delicious layer of tzatziki. 

Close up of a halloumi wrap on a plate with lettuce, carrot, halloumi and topped with the sweet chilli and Greek yogurt.

What makes this recipe great

This sweet chilli halloumi wrap recipe could be my all time favourite vegetarian lunch.

When I was thinking about halloumi wrap ideas, I immediately thought about making a Greek wrap recipe, as halloumi is obviously a Greek cheese. I then thought about one of my favourite combinations of halloumi being with sweet chilli. Enter = Asian/Greek wrap fusion. 

The result is a tangy, salty, sweet, crunchy, delicious wrap, that incorporates everything you want in a speedy lunch recipe. 

For anyone who’s obsessed with the Wetherspoons halloumi wrap, this recipe is like a healthier upgrade for ¼ of the price. A win win!

Here are some other easy halloumi recipes for you to try after this one: Creamy Halloumi Curry, Panzanella Salad with Halloumi and Spicy Tomato Rice topped with Halloumi and Coriander

Ingredients

Ingredients to make the Halloumi Wrap laid out on a pale blue background and labelled.

Low-fat halloumi
I use low-fat halloumi to keep the calories a little lower and the flavour isn’t compromised at all. We still get nutrients from the full fat greek yogurt, so this switch is great in this recipe. 

Here are some more tasty halloumi recipes for you to try after this one:
Halloumi Tray Bake with Roasted Vegetables, Halloumi Tacos (Vegetarian Soft Tacos) and Halloumi and Sweet Potato Tex Mex Bowls

Sweet Chilli Sauce
The powerhouse of flavour behind this halloumi wrap recipe. The sweetness contrasts against the salty halloumi and also makes the halloumi caramalise more in the pan, giving this stunning golden glow. Try these Sweet Chilli Tuna Frittatas to use any left over chilli sauce.

White Wraps
You can swap with wholegrain here, but I prefer my halloumi wraps to use white as the flavours shine through more. 

Baby gem lettuce
This lettuce is perfect, as you can use the whole leaves, rather than tearing/slicing romaine/iceburg. You can obviously use whatever lettuce you can get your hands on though. 

Cucumber and Greek Yogurt
The foundation of tzatziki, which balances out all of the flavours of this halloumi wrap recipe. It adds moisture and tang, making this recipe the best. The grated cucumber and the Greek yogurt, make a great simple tzatziki. 

See the recipe card for full information on all ingredients and quantities.

What is halloumi?

Halloumi is a Greek cheese made from a mixture of goat’s milk and sheep’s milk. It’s hard in texture and very salty. I love it as a little goes a long way, so when looking at whether halloumi is a healthy cheese to add into a recipe, I think it is – as you can use a small amount and get a lot of flavour.

It’s best served grilled/pan-fried with refreshing veggies to compliment the saltiness.

close up of a Halloumi Wrap with cucumber, carrots browned halloumi, lettuce and Tzatziki.

How to make this sweet chilli halloumi wrap

  1. Add the sliced halloumi into a bowl and coat with the sweet chilli sauce and a pinch of chilli flakes if you like a little heat. Mix to ensure all of the pieces are coated and marinade for at least 15 minutes/up to 24 hours if possible (Image 1).
  2. Then add rapeseed oil to a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Place the sweet chilli halloumi and begin to fry (Image 2).
2 step by step photos, the first with halloumi in a bowl with sweet chilli sauce, the second with pieces of halloumi and sweet chilli frying in a pan.

3. Meanwhile, make your tzatziki by combining the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, lime juice and a generous pinch of salt (Image 3).

4. Mix together to make up the delicious tzatziki (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first with yogurt and grated cucumber in a bowl, the second with the yogurt and cucumber mixed together.

5. Fry the halloumi until each side until golden brown, around 2 minutes on each side and then add the minced garlic half-way through (Image 5). 

6. Layer the wrap by adding a big dollop of tzatziki and spreading to coat the middle of the wrap. Add around 3 leaves of baby gem lettuce, a generous amount of sliced cucumber, carrot and then sweet chilli halloumi. Optionally add an extra drizzle of sweet chilli and tzatziki and top with coriander. Fold and enjoy! (Image 6).

2 step by step photos, the first with golden browned halloumi frying in a pan, the second with pieces of halloumi and sweet chilli on a bed of lettuce on a wrap.

Hints and Tips to make this the best

  • To prevent the halloumi burning, use a non-stick frying pan. With the sweet chilli sauce, there will be a lot of caramelising going on which can easily turn into burning if you get too much stickage. 
  • Thinly slice the halloumi enough to get 12 pieces. This will ensure that you get a piece of sweet chilli halloumi with each bite in your wrap. 
  • Add spice if you like it. Most sweet chilli sauces will be pretty mild, so turn up the heat with some chilli flakes when you fry the halloumi if you like things ho

Other recipes with Tzatziki/Raita dip for you to try:

Wrap folded over and filled with golden browned halloumi, cucumber, lettuce and Tzatziki on a wooden board.

Other quick vegetarian lunches for you to try: Chilli Oil Udon Stir Fry, Creamy Mushroom Toast and Easy 10 Minute Naan Bread Pizza

Recipe FAQs

How long does this recipe keep for?

This halloumi wrap recipe is best made and eaten immediately. This ensures that the freshness of the veggies and crispiness of the halloumi aren’t compromised.

Can you meal prep this recipe?

Yes you can, but I would keep the wraps, tzatziki dip and the fried halloumi in separate containers and you’ll need to prep as late as possible before work/uni! It would make a super flavoursome and delicious lunch, so when you are ready to eat, assemble the wraps and put in a meal prep container ready to go!

Would you recommend any other sauces instead of sweet chilli?

I recently discovered how delicious and tangy mango chutney tastes with fried halloumi, and this would make a great substitute for the sweet chilli.

If you tried this Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap recipe, it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x

Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap

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4.39 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
£1.50
mains, Snack
Mediterranean
Servings: 4
This is an amazing quick vegetarian lunch option. This halloumi wrap is infused with sweet chilli and takes less than 15 minutes to make!

Ingredients

  • 225 g low fat halloumi, thinly sliced (£2.00)
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (£1.50/4)=(£0.38)
  • 1 cucumber, ⅓ grated, ⅔ thinly sliced (£0.45)
  • 200 ml Greek yogurt (£0.85/2)=(£0.43)
  • 2 heads of baby gem lettuce (£0.75)
  • 4 large white wraps (£0.95)
  • 1 carrot, grated/sliced into matchstick pieces (£0.09)
  • 1 bunch of coriander (£0.55)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (£0.75/3)=(£0.25)
  • ½ lime, juiced (£0.20)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes/chilli flakes

Method

  • Start by adding the sliced halloumi into a bowl and coat with the sweet chilli sauce and a pinch of chilli flakes if you like a little heat. Mix to ensure all of the pieces are coated and marinade for at least 15 minutes/up to 24 hours if possible.
  • Add rapeseed oil to a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Place the sweet chilli halloumi into the pan and fry each side until golden brown, around 2 minutes on each side. Add the minced garlic half-way through.
  • Meanwhile, make your tzatziki by combining the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, lime juice and a generous pinch of salt.
  • Layer the wrap by adding a big dollop of tzatziki and spreading to coat the middle of the wrap. Add around 3 leaves of baby gem lettuce, a generous amount of sliced cucumber, carrot and then sweet chilli halloumi.
  • Optionally add an extra drizzle of sweet chilli and tzatziki and top with coriander. Fold and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a non-stick frying pan to prevent burning when cooking halloumi with sweet chilli sauce.
  • Thinly slice the halloumi into 12 pieces to ensure each wrap bite has few pieces of sweet chilli halloumi.
  • Add spice to the dish by incorporating chili flakes while frying the halloumi if desired.

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 22g
Calories: 472kcal
Carbohydrates: 44g
Protein: 23g
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