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Halloumi fajitas in a pan with tortillas and sour cream

Halloumi Fajitas

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


With squeaky halloumi, soft cooked peppers and onion and earthy spiced seasoning, these halloumi fajitas are so tasty, no one will miss the meat!

The default recipe serves 2


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g halloumi, sliced into 1/2 cm pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 large red onion, sliced in half and then each half into quarters

For the fajita seasoning (alternatively use 2-3 tbsp ready-made seasoning)

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (see note 1)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (see note 2)
  • 1 tsp ground oregano

To serve:

  • flour tortilla wraps
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • rice
  • fresh coriander


  1. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan/skillet over medium-high heat. (see note 3)
  2. Add the halloumi and cook for around 2 minutes until it’s developed a golden crust. Flip and cook for the same amount of time on the other side. 
  3. Remove the halloumi and place it on a plate under some foil to keep warm. 
  4. Add the remaining oil to the pan and then when hot add the peppers and onion. Cook through for a minute before adding the fajita seasoning and then cooking for a further 4-5 minutes until all the ingredients are softened. 
  5. Heat the tortilla wraps either in the microwave for 30 seconds or in a dry frying pan / skillet (a ridged pan will give you those lovely grill marks) (see note 4). Place everything on the table along with whatever sauces/condiments you are using. (see note 5)


  1. Adjust based on the heat of chilli powder you use (some are much hotter than others). Alternatively, you can swap this for extra paprika if you don’t want any heat.
  2. If you don’t have garlic powder you can add finely chopped garlic to the pan after step 4 instead.
  3. If you have a ridged/griddle pan then this is great for adding those tasty grill marks to the ingredients.
  4. To keep the tortillas warm you can wrap them in foil or slightly dampen a clean tea towel and wrap them in there. Or you can buy one of these really useful microwavable tortilla warmers which will keep them warm for up to an hour. 
  5. I like to serve these fajitas with sour cream, salsa, guacamole and Mexican rice
  6. Halloumi is best served freshly cooked, as it will dry out more when reheated. It is great served cold on salads, however! Leftover pepper and onion mixture can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated. 
  7. Nutrition information doesn’t include any of the serving suggestions (garnishes, sauces or tortilla wraps)
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Hob / Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 285
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 16g

Keywords: dinner, mexican, fajitas, spicy, vegetarian, quick, easy