Appetizers & Snacks, Dessert, Lunch

Sweet And Sour Halloumi Cheese

  • Prep 19 mins
  • Total 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Halloumi cheese is growing in popularity in the vegetarian keto community. It’s ability to withstand direct heat without additional ingredients to “bread” the cheese keeps it low carb. Note that when you reduce the heat setting and close the hood of the Foodi™ Grill, the unit will signal that it is already preheated. Hold off on doing so and make the sauce first. This will allow the Foodi™ Grill to cool down to the correct temperature to perfectly cook the cheese.

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  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup erythritol
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 (1-pound) block Halloumi cheese


  • Ninja® Foodi™ 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-Quart Air Fryer
  • Grill Grate
  • Medium Bowl
  • Step 1

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to MAX, and set the time to7 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, toss together the broccoli florets, salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil.

  • Step 3

    When the unit beeps to signal it is preheated, place the broccoli directly onto the Grill Grate. Close the hood and cook for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, use tongs to shuffle the broccoli around. Close the hood and cook for an additional3 minutes. Remove the broccoli from the grill and set it aside, keeping the broccoli warm.

  • Step 4

    Select GRILL, set the temperature to MEDIUM, and set the time to 4 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. The unit will beep right away to signify it has preheated. Continue with the next steps while the unit cools to MEDIUM.

  • Step 5

    In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil, erythritol, vinegar, tomato paste, garlic powder, and orange extract to blend. Set aside.

  • Step 6

    Cut the cheese into 8 equal sticks.

  • Step 7

    Place the Halloumi directly onto the Grill Grate. Close the hood and cook for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, flip the cheese, close the hood, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  • Step 8

    Remove the Halloumi from the grill. Place 1/2 cup of broccoli and 2 grilled Halloumi sticks on each of 4 plates. Top each with 2 tablespoons sauce. Serve.