Saturday, 28 July 2012

Peri Peri Vegetable and Halloumi Stacks

Peri Peri Vegetable and Halloumi Stacks
This is a posh, dinner party version of my roasted vegetables with halloumi recipe. I think it looks much prettier sitting in a stack with a drizzle of home made peri-peri sauce encircling it, although both versions taste good!

Serves 4

For the stacks:

  • 1 large aubergine, sliced thickly
  • 1 large courgette, cut in half and then sliced into strips
  • 2 large bell peppers, deseeded and cut into quarters
  • 1 large sweet potato or baking potato, peeled and sliced thickly
  • 4 large, flat mushrooms, de-stalked
  • 200g halloumi cheese, sliced thickly 
For the peri-peri/piri-piri sauce:
  • 1-2 large red chillis - grated* or finely chopped
  • 1 large lemon or 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
Make up the peri-peri sauce, by mixing the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Brush the vegetables and halloumi cheese slices liberally with olive oil and either fry, grill or 
barbecue them in batches until soft and golden brown; 
Cook the sweet potato/potato and aubergine slices first as they take longer to cook.
Keep them warm in the oven (on a baking tray) until all the ingredients have been cooked.

Drizzle the vegetables and cheese with half of the peri-peri sauce and return to the oven for 5 minutes. 

Stack the vegetables and cheese slices on four plates.
Drizzle the remaining sauce around each stack.
Skewer with a cocktail stick and top with a sprig of parsley.
Serve with home made bread or mini roasted potatoes and salad.

Not suitable for freezing.

*Top tip: Freeze the chilli and then grate on a fine grater from the pointy end. Once you get to the seeds at the stalk end, discard the chilli.

Vegan Option: Either omit the halloumi cheese or swap for  vegan cheese or firm, drained and fried tofu (marinate tofu in some of the peri-peri sauce before frying). 

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  1. Mmm this looks so good, hungry now! xx

  2. Oh yes please! I love stacks like this. Never been brave enough to try making one though. Love Halloumi too. Big thumbs up from me!

    1. They take a little while to prepare, but I think they're worth the effort for a special meal.

  3. Big thumbs up for this one. It's sometimes hard to be sophisticated with vegetarian meals but this definitley qualifies for a dinner party.

    1. Thanks. Yes I agree, although lots of veggie meal taste great, they don't always look as pretty as this one!

  4. These look so delicious!!

  5. This is a FABULOUS recipe, thank you so so much for bringing to the party. This is my favorite recipe this week at the party. Do check it out, and I hope you will join again.


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