Thanks to its robust, grill-able texture, halloumi cheese is so much fun to cook with and makes the best vegetarian fajita filling! In this recipe, halloumi is seasoned and roasted in the oven with veggies to make easy vegetarian sheet pan fajitas. No one will miss the meat… halloumi fajitas will be your new favorite!
I am a vegetarian who lives in London, so I eat a lot of halloumi. It’s a staple pub food ingredient in this country, and we can not get enough of it.
Halloumi is one of those magical cheeses that doesn’t melt. So it can be roasted, grilled, or fried to make all kinds of delicious concoctions.
And we vegetarians seem to have claimed ownership of this magical stuff. When halloumi options show up, they’re almost always vegetarian.
Slabs of halloumi are frequently used as a veggie burger, beer battered halloumi stands in for vegetarian alternative to “fish and chips”, it even shows up in some vegetarian English breakfasts.
Since halloumi came around, vegetarian menu choices have been 10000% less dull.
So let’s make halloumi fajitas
Fajitas can be one of those meals where the vegetarians get everything but the meat. So there’s something missing, and that feels sad.
Well not today. Today we are replacing the meat with halloumi, and feeling more than satisfied with our situation.
And my goal here was also to create a really easy halloumi recipe for you, so I have gone for the sheet pan fajita method.
Why make sheet pan fajitas?
Typically fajitas are prepared on a sizzling hot grill, and you could certainly do this at home with a griddle or cast iron pan. I’ve often made my fajitas in a hot wok. But the sheet pan method, while certainly inauthentic, makes things a little more straightforward.
(The numbers on this pic correlate to the steps in the recipe card.)
It’s as simple as putting all your toppings on a sheet pan (large baking tray), covering it with spices, and roasting in the oven for 20 minutes.
This is my favorite way to make home made fajitas because you get some nice charred crispy bits that you wouldn’t get with a wok or frying pan. Totally delicious.
And so hands off! While everything is roasting, you have plenty of time to set the table, bring out some toppings and warm your tortillas. All in all, a low stress, low effort weeknight meal that everyone’s going to love.
No Halloumi in Sight?
If you can’t track down any halloumi but like this concept, here are some ideas.
- I’ve used paneer cheese in my fajitas before, and it has a great bite. Paneer is less salty so the result isn’t quite as rich, maybe up the seasonings a little if you’re concerned.
- You could also try making a tofu based vegan halloumi.
More Halloumi Recipes
Are you a fan of the squeaky cheese? Well, you should check out some of my other halloumi recipes!
- Another super chill oven baked halloumi recipe is this Smoky White Bean & Tomato Halloumi Bake.
- In the summer, fire up the BBQ to make Grilled Halloumi Tacos.
- Or drench your halloumi with a fresh bruschetta topping. Sooo refreshing.
- I once went a little crazy and made a Butter Halloumi Curry. It was epic.
- And I believe halloumi to be the best possible topping for a Vegetarian Caesar Salad!