Halloumi, Mushroom & Bacon

Halloumi is a semi-hard, brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes cow’s milk.  It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled.  Halloumi is often associated with the island of Cyprus, where it has been produced for many centuries, but it has become popular internationally over the past decade.  

This indulgent low carb meal is a quick keto option to keep your blood sugars stable.  The halloumi provides the bulk of the energy along with calcium, vitamins A, B2, and zinc.  Mushrooms provide vitamin B5, copper and potassium while the bacon rounds out the succulent texture and flavour profile.  


One serve provides 410 calories, 31 g protein, 30 g fat, 4 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.9.


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  • 2 rashes of bacon
  • 100 g mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 100 g halloumi, sliced


  • Heat a frypan to medium heat. 
  • Add the bacon and fry until the first side is crispy and fat is rendered. flip and move to the side.
  • Add the mushroom into the bacon fat and toss. Let fry until soft, and the second side of the bacon is crispy. 
  • Make room for the halloumi and add it to the pan for one minute.  Turn and cook the other side while you plate up the crispy bacon and softened mushrooms.
  • Plate up the halloumi and serve.

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