A Twist on Tradition: Greek-inspired Halloumi and Mint Pasta

Halloumi recipe Pasta And MINT

Halloumi is well known as a substitute for meat in burgers or and added into tasty kebabs for a barbecue. However, there’s much more to this versatile cheese. Leyla shares some of her favourite ways of cooking it, including a delicious Cypriot recipe for halloumi with pasta.

Halloumi recipe Pasta filled with Halloumi & mint
Halloumi recipe Pasta filled with Halloumi & mint

If you are looking for a light and simple pasta recipe, you should try this delicious Rigatoni filled with Halloumi and mint mixture.

This quick and easy dish is drizzled with some pure olive oil. However, you can also make a tomato or cream sauce to pour over your pasta if you prefer.

Ingredients →

- 500 x grams Rigatoni pasta
- 300 x grams Halloumi, grated
- 2 x eggs, whisked
- 1/2 x cup mint, finely chopped
- pepper to taste
- 1 x tablespoon olive oil, extra for drizzling

Method →

- Place whisked eggs, grated Halloumi and chopped mint in a bowl. Add pepper and olive oil and stir till mixture is well combined.
- Using a tablespoon, place the cheese mixture into each piece of pasta one by one. Place your hand under each piece of Rigatoni as you are adding in the mixture so it doesn’t fall out and ensure you push in the cheese mixture with the tip of the spoon so the entire pasta is filled.
- Add pasta into a large saucepan with boiling water, carefully placing in each piece.
- Cook on very low heat for about 25 minutes, or until water has completely reduced and pasta is cooked through.
- Place pasta in the serving dish and drizzle with olive oil.

*Recipe and image from flavours and flair

See more easy-to-cook Greek recipes here  

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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