If you are not familiar with halloumi cheese prepare to have your mind blown! This cheese is not like any other cheese - and it's definitely a standout cheese in my book! Halloumi is a hard cheese with a very high melting point which makes it great for frying, grilling, and cooking. If mozzarella and feta had a baby cheese - this would be it with its salty, tangy flavor. Traditionally seen in Mediterranean cuisines, it can also be a great substitute for meat in certain recipes since it is firm and a good source of protein. But my favorite way to enjoy it is fried up on a mezze platter with pita, hummus, pickled veggies, and other Mediterranean snacks. Check out the recipe below for a gluten-free way to enjoy the best cheese there is!
1 tbsp water
1/4 cup chickpea crumbs
2 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Paleo flour
1/4 tsp paprika
8.8 oz block halloumi cheese
In a shallow bowl combine the egg and water and whisk to combine
In another shallow mix the chickpea crumbs, paleo flour, and paprika
Slice the halloumi into desired shapes.
Dip the halloumi in the egg mixture, then in the flour blend.
Place on air fryer rack.
Repeat process until all cheese is coated.
Spray the cheese with avocado oil
Bake in the air fryer on 370 for 8-10 minutes.
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