Keto halloumi cheese and avocado plate

Keto halloumi cheese and avocado plate

Real food on a plate. Fried halloumi. Avocado. Cucumber and pistachios. Sour cream and lemon. Because a keto dinner doesn't have to be complicated.

Keto halloumi cheese and avocado plate

Real food on a plate. Fried halloumi. Avocado. Cucumber and pistachios. Sour cream and lemon. Because a keto dinner doesn't have to be complicated.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. 280 g halloumi cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocadoavocados
  • 3 oz. 85 g cucumber
  • ¼ cup (1½ oz.) 60 ml (45 g) Greek yogurt (4% fat)
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ ¼ lemonlemons (optional)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp pistachio nuts
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

  1. Slice the cheese into serving-sized portions and fry it in olive oil over medium heat until it becomes golden. A few minutes on each side should be about right.
  2. Serve with avocado, cucumber, sour cream, pistachios and lemon.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

Tip!

Go ahead and vary the crunchy veggie... or better yet, make a medley. Celery, radishes, jicama, kohlrabi, and even romaine lettuce all work well with or as a substitute for the cucumber.

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23 comments

  1. Hakimeh Zadeh
    Start low carb, on Sept 18, almost 4 weeks and lost only 4 pounds. What is wrong. I cut all the starches out of my diet. Have few glasses of wine per week ? Why haven't lost at least 5.
    Reply: #13
  2. Charlie
    The wine would be the problem I think.
  3. Steve
    1 pound a week lose is a good and healthy weight loss, you're doing it right. If you cut out the wine all together, you'll find it drops off quicker. Add in some exercise, you're going for gold.
  4. Michelle
    Just starting out on Keto. I have done it basically last year lost 15kilos but have started to put a little back on and didn't get to goal. So this time I want to get to goal was 96kilos want to get to 78 by end of August, currently 84.5.

    If I added Celery, radishes and romaine lettuce
    1/ would the carbs be the same or higher, 2/ would I still get into Ketosis.

    I work and can't use some of your meals on the challenge either (need lunches that don't require heating), so I'm adding this for lunch in the challenge.

    Thank you.

  5. Ken
    Cut out all alcohol, get some excercise and watch the magic happen. You liver needs to get clean as a first order of business.
  6. Alexis
    Can you please tell me how many net carbs are in halloumi as I thought it was 0
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you please tell me how many net carbs are in halloumi as I thought it was 0

    Halloumi has about 3.5 g carbs per 100g. This may vary by brand so check the label on the brand you bought.
    https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/45210658?fgcd=&manu=...

  8. Julia cheskid
    How much is 1/4 of cucumber in grams?
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How much is 1/4 of cucumber in grams?

    That's going to depend on the size of your cucumber. An average medium cucumber would be about 200g.
    https://hannaone.com/Recipe/weightcucumber.html

    Reply: #10
  10. Julia cheskid
    Thank you Kristin. This link is very helpful.
  11. Ally Borges
    I didn't enjoy this. The halloumi is so salty, 150g for 1 person was to much for me, according to the packet that is 5 servings! I have most of it to my husband. Will try a different type of cheese next time.
  12. Elwyn
    Delicious, nice combo of ingredients. I love halloumi so much, I have discovered!
  13. Asmita
    Because wine has lots of sugar. So it counters your low carb intake
  14. shreyashah2020
    Hello All
    I’m new to Keto, joined in just yesterday, can’t wait to start this awesome journey and loose all the weight that want to loose all this years.
    I have few questions on counting macros, little confused on how much fat, protein and Carb are right for me.
    Also I’m vegetarian
    Hope someone can answer my questions
    Regards and all the best to all😊
    Shreya
    Reply: #15
  15. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Hello All
    I’m new to Keto, joined in just yesterday, can’t wait to start this awesome journey and loose all the weight that want to loose all this years.
    I have few questions on counting macros, little confused on how much fat, protein and Carb are right for me.
    Also I’m vegetarian
    Hope someone can answer my questions
    Regards and all the best to all😊
    Shreya

    Check out this guide created especially for our keto vegetarians. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/vegetarian

  16. Mary
    Should the ingredients say sour cream instead of Greek yoghurt? Or can you use either? Looks lovely either way!😁
    Reply: #17
  17. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    Should the ingredients say sour cream instead of Greek yoghurt? Or can you use either? Looks lovely either way!😁

    You can use either!

  18. Traci
    Is this recipe for 1 person? What is the nutrient info?
    Reply: #19
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is this recipe for 1 person? What is the nutrient info?

    You can choose how many servings to make using the drop down menu above the list of ingredients. You can click the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients for full nutrition information.

  20. sherry
    Can you substitute a different cheese and if so which doesn't change the count?
    Reply: #22
  21. sherry
    meaning the halloumi cheese. Thank you!
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you substitute a different cheese and if so which doesn't change the count?

    You would want to choose a cheese that will brown without completely melting. Halloumi is similar enough to other cheeses which may be easier to find like bread cheese or frying cheese. Some Mexican cheese, like queso frier may work also.

  23. John
    First time I tried this I didn't like it. Tried again and it was good. I have come to the conclusion there is halloumi cheese and halloumi cheese!

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