RECIPE | Halloumi and roasted vegetable tray bake recipe

A vegetarian main course with lots of different textures and colour. Or great as an all-in-one side dish for a braai or to accompany a steak or roast

18 April 2021 - 00:00
Halloumi and roasted vegetable tray bake.
Halloumi and roasted vegetable tray bake.
Image: Christoph Hoffman

Serves: 6


500g new potatoes, halved

½ head of broccoli, broken into florets

1 green, red or orange pepper, cored and chopped

1 punnet cocktail tomatoes

2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed

4-6 stalks of spring onions, save greens for garnish

30ml -45ml (2-3 tbsp) olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Stalks of fresh thyme

250g halloumi cheese, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Par-boil the new potatoes on the stove top till just tender and drain, retaining the water in the pot. Spread the potatoes out over a baking tray.
  3. Return the pot with potato water to the stove and bring to the boil before adding the broccoli florets and blanching for 3-5 minutes. Drain and add to the baking tray.
  4. Add the chopped peppers, tomatoes, garlic and spring onions to the baking tray. Pour over the olive oil, season generously and toss to mix. 
  5. Add the thyme stalks and roast for 30-40 minutes, tossing after 15 minutes.
  6. Remove tray from the oven and divide the halloumi slices over the vegetables. Return to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until cheese is softening and browning.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped spring onions greens.