Keto fried halloumi cheese with mushrooms

Keto fried halloumi cheese with mushrooms

Four ingredients, some seasoning and 15 minutes is all it takes to make a tasty, filling and vegetarian keto meal.

Keto fried halloumi cheese with mushrooms

Four ingredients, some seasoning and 15 minutes is all it takes to make a tasty, filling and vegetarian keto meal.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. 280 g mushrooms
  • 10 oz. 280 g halloumi cheese
  • 3 oz. 85 g butter
  • 10 10 green olives
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup 120 ml mayonnaise (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Rinse and trim the mushrooms, and cut or slice.
  2. Heat up a hearty dollp of butter in a frying pan where you can fit both halloumi cheese and mushrooms.
  3. Fry the mushrooms on medium heat for 3-5 minutes until they are golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. If necessary, add more butter and fry the halloumi for a couple of minutes on each side. Stir the mushrooms every now and then. Lower the heat towards the end. Serve with olives.

Tip!

This keto dish can be cooked with other low-carb vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, broccoli and spinach. Feel free to use your favorite spices to give this dish more flavor – chili and paprika powder, some herbal seasoning and onion powder or maybe garlic and basil.

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14 comments

  1. Katie
    I’ve been unable to find Halloumi in US grocery stores. Is Bread cheese OK? I believe it’s Finnish, Juustoleipa.
  2. Lana
    Whole Foods has it. It's delicious.
  3. JayneM
    Halloumi is from Cyprus.
  4. Ben
    Tried it today. Are you sure about the butter? It was so much, the shrooms were frying in butter. :)
  5. Debra
    This looks delicious! I missed what to do with the mayo? Thank you!
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This looks delicious! I missed what to do with the mayo? Thank you!

    You can add it on top of the mushrooms if you want.

  7. Sid
    Just had this for breakfast absolutely delicious 😋 will definitely be having again very soon. Thanks diet doctor
  8. Na
    Can you please advise if the nutritional information includes the mayo or not? Thank you.
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you please advise if the nutritional information includes the mayo or not? Thank you.

    The mayonnaise is not listed in the nutritional information as it is listed as an optional ingredient.

  10. rosana.nastri
    Is it too bad for the carbs count to use Hellmann's or Heinz mayonnaise in strictly keto recipes that call for that ingredient? Thank you!
    Reply: #11
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is it too bad for the carbs count to use Hellmann's or Heinz mayonnaise in strictly keto recipes that call for that ingredient? Thank you!

    It likely won't affect the carb count of the recipe but many people choose to avoid vegetable oils like canola or soybean oil. You can read more at this link.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegetable-oils

  12. Satomi
    halloumi cheese is super salty!!! I thought I was eating sea salt!!
    How can you eat that much of cheese?? Incredible!
    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    halloumi cheese is super salty!!! I thought I was eating sea salt!!
    How can you eat that much of cheese?? Incredible!

    I am sorry that you found this too salty! Different brands of halloumi may have different amounts of salt in them. Also make sure and check you are using unsalted butter. The other saltiness could have come from the brininess of the olives.

  14. Virginia
    Note... I had to fry the cheese for MUCH longer than 2 mins on each side. But this was absolutely delicious!

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