Keto Air Fried Halloumi Cheese Recipe

Atkins Keto Air Fried Halloumi Cheese
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 12 serving Olive Oil Pam (0.5g = 0.6sec spray)
  • 8 ounce(s) HALLOUMI CHEESE
  • 0 3/4 tsp Black Pepper, ground


  1. Heat air fryer to 390° for at least 3 minutes.
  2. Either slice the halloumi into 6 “sticks” each about ½-inch in height and width, running the full length of the cheese, for a traditional fried mozzarella presentation. Or slice the cheese into 6, ¼-inch thick slices for a bruschetta presentation.
  3. Spray each side of the cheese sticks or slices with a light layer of olive oil. Sprinkle each side with ground black pepper. Place in a single layer in the air fryer and cook for 3 minutes. Flip each piece of cheese and fry for another 3 minutes. One cheese stick or slice (1 1/3 ounces uncooked cheese) is one serving.
Serving suggestions: 
Fried halloumi cheese sticks are delicious when dipped in marinara sauce. We suggest serving one stick with 2 tablespoons warmed Low Carb Tomato Sauce for an additional 1.7 net carbs. You can also consider using jarred marinara sauce with no added sugar which would add approximately 2.25 net carbs per serving.

Fried halloumi slices are delicious when served like bruschetta with pesto and a tomato slice. Try cutting each slice into 3 roughly equal cracker size portions, and topping each with ¼ teaspoon Keto Basil Pesto and a small slice of tomato for an additional 2.31 net carbs (0.12 net carbs for pesto + 2.19 net carbs for 3 tomato slices).

No air fryer? No problem. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and grill prepared halloumi for 3 minutes per side.

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