Grilled Halloumi Beetroot Sweet Chilli Sandwich; crispy Halloumi cheese is the star of this epic toasted sandwich. Who says veggie has to be boring?
There are cheese sandwiches, and there are CHEESE SANDWICHES.
I like to put this sandwich firmly in the latter category.
Sean often teases me about the fact that my idea of a cheese sandwich is more than just the cheddar, bread and butter affair that he (and most normal humans) would consider. I just can’t help but add sauces, chutneys, multiple cheeses or some veggies to my sandwich. Sue me. (Actually don’t because I have no money and my legal training isn’t quite advanced enough to allow me to represent myself in court either)
I have no shame in how extra my sandwich game is. Cheese deserves love, respect, and a sexy outfit to be devoured in. That’s where this epic Grilled Halloumi Beetroot Sweet Chilli Sandwich comes in!
If you’ve never heard of or tasted Halloumi; it’s a wonderfully firm, squeaky and slightly salty cheese that doesn’t melt in heat, it is most often served grilled in salads or platters.
I just can’t get enough of the stuff. It’s so perfect in this sandwich too. Crispy, firm, salty cheese with sweet beetroot and spicy sweet chilli sauce between some hot toast is just a perfect marriage of flavours. I’m hungry again just reading this…
It seemed about time that I shared another savoury recipe on the blog. I love cooking almost as much as baking, so the occasional meal inspiration is definitely within my remit! Plus, any excuse to eat some cheese, right?
As it’s just a posh cheese sarnie, this recipe is wonderfully easy. Some would probably use a toastie maker or something, but I don’t have one, so we’re doing it maverick style. Obviously.
To make this Grilled Halloumi Beetroot Sweet Chilli Sandwich, set a small non-stick frying pan or griddle pan over a medium heat. (If using non-stick, be sure to add a little oil to the pan)
Once heated, slice your cheese, thickly if you can!
Lay the Halloumi slices into the pan and let them sizzle and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.
Meanwhile, spread your bread or hot toast with some soft butter/margarine. Butter is always preferable, but marge is cool with me.
Add a small handful of greens to one slice. I like to use rocket because it has a nice peppery flavour and is generally pretty cheap!
Top the greens with the sliced beetroot. I just used Baxter’s beetroot slices in vinegar, but you can easily use fresh or vacuum-packed cooked beetroot.
Once cooked, lay the golden cooked Halloumi slices on top of the beetroot. (Try not to drool)
Drizzle over the sweet chilli sauce, and place the second slice of bread/toast on top.
Then just slice up and enjoy!
Easy, right? And SO worth it!
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If Halloumi is your jam, you REALLY need to give this sandwich a try. So perfectly salty, sweet, crispy and soft. It’s delicious!
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Grilled Halloumi Beetroot Sweet Chilli Sandwich; crispy, squeaky Halloumi is the star of this epic toasted sandwich. Who says veggie has to be boring??
- 2 slices of your favourite bread (toasted or fresh)
- Soft butter or margarine
- 4-5 slices of Halloumi cheese (it usually comes in 250g blocks)
- 4-5 slices of cooked beetroot (fresh or from a jar)
- 1/2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- Small handful of greens, such as lettuce, spinach or rocket
- Set a small non-stick frying pan or griddle pan over a medium heat. (If using non-stick, be sure to add a little oil to the pan)
- Once heated, lay the Halloumi slices into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.
- Meanwhile, spread your bread or hot toast with some soft butter/margarine.
- Add a small handful of greens to one slice.
- Top the greens with the sliced beetroot.
- Once cooked, lay the golden Halloumi slices on top of the beetroot.
- Drizzle over the sweet chilli sauce, and place the second slice of bread/toast on top.
- Slice up and enjoy!
*If you like a little more heat, try replacing the sweet chilli sauce with sriracha or your favourite hot sauce!