Easy avocado and halloumi tacos that come together in less than 15 minutes! These delicious vegetarian tacos are a great weeknight dinner or quick lunch.
The list of ingredients is short and the steps are easy. Plus, we are talking about avocado and halloumi on warm tortillas - what’s not to love?
Tacos make people happy. Set up a taco bar and you’ll find nothing but smiling faces surrounding you. This taco recipe is an old favorite of mine.
I call them Guac Halloumi Tacos even though that’s not entirely correct. In place of guacamole, I use an avocado-sauce that’s even easier to make.
Easy avocado sauce
This easy avocado sauce aka avocado crema requires only 3 ingredients: avocados, lime juice and sour cream. No garlic, no onions, no cilantro. It’s a terrific dip and spread that I use for everything – tortilla chips, veggie sticks, quesadillas, burritos and tacos.
This quick avocado sauce tastes fresh and bright but at the same time creamy and rich. You don’t even have to dirty a food processor to make it.
I love to keep it simple. These tacos are topped with:
- a generous smear of creamy avocado sauce
- grilled or pan fried halloumi cheese
- a diced nectarine, peach, mango, or pineapple
- cilantro, fresh lime juice, and mayo if using, to finish
I hope you love these halloumi tacos. Please leave me a comment and rating if you do!
Halloumi Tacos with Avocado Sauce (15 minutes!)
- 1 nectarine (peach, mango, or pineapple taste great too)
- 4.4 ounces (125 g) halloumi (use double the amount for loaded tacos)
- 9 small wheat tortillas, 5 inch / 12 cm
- 2 small avocados
- 1 tablespoon full fat sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- fresh cilantro
- lime wedges
- mayonnaise (optional)
- Pit and dice nectarine. Set aside.
- Pat halloumi dry with a paper towel and cut it into thick slices. Grill or dry fry the cheese in a skillet according to the package instructions. When golden brown, transfer the halloumi to a cutting board and cube it. While the cheese is grilling, make the sauce.
- Avocado sauce: Pit avocados and mash them in a small bowl. Stir in the sour cream, lime juice, and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning. Cover and set aside.
- Briefly heat tortillas – either on the grill or in a dry (no oil) skillet on the stove-top. You can also char the tortillas directly over the gas flames for a few seconds using tongs. To keep them warm, transfer them to a plate or bowl, and cover with a clean dishtowel until all tortillas are warmed.
- Assemble tacos: Spread each tortilla with avocado sauce. Top with diced halloumi and nectarine.
- Place some mayonnaise into a ziploc bag and cut the tip off to drizzle onto the tacos. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.