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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 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
£1.50
Makes: 4
mains, Snack
Mediterranean
Halloumi, sweet chili, sweet chilli, wrap

Table of Contents

  1. What makes this recipe great
  2. Ingredients
  3. What is halloumi?
  4. How to make this sweet chilli halloumi wrap
  5. Hints and Tips to make this the best
  6. Storage

What makes this recipe great

This sweet chilli halloumi wrap recipe could be my all time favourite vegetarian lunch. It’s light and refreshing with layers of fresh veggies, packed with the best cheese (no debate here) and it has a delicious layer of tzatziki. 

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 = asain/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!

photo of Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap

Ingredients

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. 

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.

Rapeseed Oil 

As we’re frying the halloumi with chilli on a medium/high heat, we want to use an oil with a high smoke point. Any neutral oil like rapeseed oil will work fine here. 

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 

Baby gem 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 & Carrot 

For freshness, flavour and crunch. The cucumber has a dual purpose in this recipe, as it’s sliced as a layer within the wrap and also grated within the tzatziki. 

Coriander 

For a fresh hit of flavour to top. 

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. 

Lime Juice 

Adds brightness and tang to the tzatziki

Ingredients shot for Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap

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 shot of Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap

How to make this sweet chilli halloumi wrap

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. 

add sweet chilli to halloumi slices

Then add rapeseed oil to a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Place the sweet chilli halloumi and begin to fry.  

frying the halloumi with chilli sauce

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

Halloumi browned in pan

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

add cucumber to yogurt to make tzatziki

Mix together to make up the delicious tzatziki.

Tzatziki mixed together

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. 

add all the lettuce, halloumi, cucumber and carrot with tzatziki on wrap

Optionally add an extra drizzle of sweet chilli and tzatziki and top with coriander. Fold and enjoy! 

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 hot.
     Wrap folded with halloumi chilli and salad

Storage

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. Although, if you want to make this as a packed lunch, it would still be super flavoursome and a delicious lunch. Just assemble it, as late as possible before work/uni! 

Other easy halloumi recipes…

Creamy Halloumi Curry

Panzanella Salad with Halloumi

Spicy Tomato Rice topped with Halloumi and Coriander

Other quick vegetarian lunch recipes… 

Chilli Oil Udon Stir Fry

Creamy Mushroom Toast

Easy 10 Minute Naan Bread Pizza

sweet chilli halloumi wrap filling on top of wrap

 

Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap

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4.50 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
£1.50
mains, Snack
Mediterranean
Halloumi, sweet chili, sweet chilli, wrap
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!

Nutrition

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

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