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Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps

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These Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps are the perfect quick and easy lunch, or quick and easy dinner if need be. They have everything one can wish for: Texture, crunch, a saucy feeling, and FLAVOR! They are also a really good balance of fiber, fat, protein, and carbohydrates.

Halloumi on a plate with olives, greek salad, and a cucumber raita surrounding it

I absolutely love the Greek cuisine (next to the Italian one 😅) and this week’s recipe totally hits the spot. Why do I like it so much? Because it uses simple ingredients that pack flavor and are used at the top of their ripeness. Cooking does not always have to be fancy in order to be delicious, quality, ripe ingredients are usually the best contributor to an awesome meal experience!

Greek Style Halloumi Wraps being plated with the ingredients surrounding the plate

With these Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps, you are also able to make a delicious meal in the nick of time. We cook the halloumi whilst preparing the other ingredients. It is a really quick process, which ultimately simply results in plating. It did not take me longer than 20 minutes to make this recipe end to end.

Greek Style Halloumi Wraps being plated with the ingredients surrounding the plate

Why are these Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps Good For You?

Cucumber

Albeit oftentimes used a vegetable, cucumber is botanically seen as a fruit due to it containing seeds. Cucumbers have a high water content, are utterly delicious and actually a really easy one to grow in your own garden, backyard, or balcony. Cucumbers are high in vitamin C, K, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Vitamin C is an excellent vitamin that supports your overall immunity, and aids in the production of collagen. They also have a great cross-functional role in that they are also an antioxidant and not just a vitamin. Thereby, they further protect our bodies from harmful free radicals, and oxidative stress. Cucumbers also contain both flavonoids and tannins. These two types of antioxidants are particularly known to protect your body from blocking harmful free radicals.

Cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions mixed in a bowl for a Greek salad

Because of cucumber’s high water content, they are an excellent source of hydration, especially during the summer time. Water is involved in many crucial processes in our bodies, amongst others for temperature regulation, and the transportation of waste products. Cucumbers may also help with blood sugar control, a topic that you know I am quite passionate about! Several animal studies have shown that cucumber effectively reduces and helps to manage blood sugar levels. Whereas more research may have to go into this effect, there is no denying that vegetables and its associated fiber content supports this factor – so the more veggies the better. Blood sugar control is crucial for our wellbeing – in the immediate term – to not feel sluggish, have stable energy all day, restful sleep, and regulating our hormones. The blood sugar spikes we experience though, the higher our inflammation levels, our insulin resistance, and our risks of diabetes, along with the range of other Western-based diseases.

Greek Style Halloumi wraps on a plate photographed from the side

How can I adjust these Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan. Due to the halloumi cheese being a dairy product, it is, sadly, neither suitable for the vegan or paleo lifestyle.

Greek Style Halloumi Wraps shown on a plate, photographed from above

Similar Recipes on the Blog

There are so many delicious, easy lunch options on the blog!! Be sure to also check out the following:

Greek Style Halloumi Wraps being folded up on a plate, ready to be eaten

And this is it for this week. I hope you enjoy this speedy, easy lunch in the form of Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps and it will be gobbled up as quickly as it did in our household. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. You know I love hearing from you!!

Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: Lunch, mainCuisine: Greek inspiredDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

These Greek-Style Halloumi Wraps come together in less than 20 minutes and are packed with so delicious flavor! The perfect lunch. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • For the wraps
  • 200 gr. Halloumi cheese

  • 2 handful green olives

  • 2 gluten-free wraps

  • For the Greek Salad
  • 1 small red onion

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the raita
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml). (non-dairy) yogurt

  • 1/4 cucumber

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to

  • For the Wraps
  • Lay out the wraps on two plates. Cut the halloumi cheese into layers and add to a pan over medium to high heat. You will see a lot of fat/water evaporating from the cheese, let it cook until it browns on both sides
  • Roughly chop the two handful of olives and set aside
  • For the Greek Salad
  • Whilst the cheese is cooking, peel the red onion and cut into thin layers. Add to a bowl. Wash and cut both the cucumber and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces and add along to the bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Set aside
  • For the raita
  • Add yogurt to a bowl. Grate the cucumber on top. Mix under a little bit of salt, pepper, and the olive oil
  • To assemble
  • By now, your cheese should be perfectly done (if earlier – let it sit until you are done with the salad and raita). To assemble, simply add the salad, olives, halloumi, and raita onto the wraps. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

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