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Halloumi Tacos with Fava Guacamole & Honey Roasted Tomatoes

I used fresh fava beans to make the guacamole, but fresh English peas or edamame would also be delicious! Recipe source: Paul Tonnes
Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Honey Roasted Tomatoes

  • 16 oz small tomatoes such as grape or cherry
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Fava Guacamole

  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeded & de-ribbed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 medium avocados chunked into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 handful mint leaves no stems
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh fava beans from 2 pounds of pods, beans stripped from pods, boiled for one minute and then peeled)

Halloumi

  • 16 oz Halloumi
  • 1 tbs high heat oil peanut or safflower

Tacos

  • 4 flour tortillas

Instructions

  • To make the honey roasted tomatoes: Preheat oven to 300°F Combine all ingredients in a non-stick oven pan. Toss. Roast for about 1 hour, tossing 2 or 3 times. Tomatoes should be slightly charred & about half-way dried.
  • To make fava guacamole: Blend first 4 ingredients in a food processor until jalapeños are in small bits. Add remaining ingredients, including fava beans, to processor and pulse until blended but slightly chunky.
  • To prepare halloumi: Cut Halloumi into bite size rectangles, about 1/2 fish-stick size, 1/4 X 1 X 2 inch approx. Coat a non-stick frying pan in the oil. Heat pan, medium high. Add halloumi & fry, turning so each side browns. About 1 or 2 minutes each side. Set aside on a paper towel.

To assemble tacos:

  • Heat whole wheat or flour tortillas in a dry frying pan or over an open flame to slightly toast & warm.
  • Place a lettuce leaf (any type of non-iceberg lettuce) on a tortilla.
  • Put 2 or 3 tbs Pea Guacamole on top, followed by 2 or 3 halloumi slices. Add 4 or 5 roasted tomatoes. Fold over to eat.

Notes

Note: It's fun for guest to assemble their own, and less work for you. Serve with hot sauce for the so inclined.