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Basil And Halloumi Bites

These Basil and Halloumi Bites are herbalicious – Made with Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Herbs and Spices


Makes 10

For the dough:

2 cups self-raising flour

1 ½ cups Greek yoghurt

For the pesto filling:

2 tbsp Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated

1 tbsp pine nuts

½ cup spinach leaves

1 garlic clove

½ lemon juiced

1 tsp pepper

Other Ingredients

300g halloumi cheese cut into 5mm slices

100g mozzarella grated


STEP 1: For the pesto filling: combine Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, spinach, garlic, lemon and pepper in a food processor and blitz until it forms a smooth consistency.

STEP 2: For the dough: using the dough attachment of a food processor, combine flour and Greek yoghurt, and process until the mixture forms a ball.

STEP 3: With your hands, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 1 minute. Cut the dough in half.

STEP 4: Using a rolling pin, roll one half of the dough into a rectangle, about 4mm thick. Trim the edges with a sharp knife.

STEP 5: Cut the rectangle into four even triangles.

STEP 6: Evenly spread 1tsp of pesto on the base of each triangle.

STEP 7: Lay sliced halloumi in the middle of each triangle, then sprinkle mozzarella evenly on top.

STEP 8: To make the bites: fold the bottom of the triangle dough up over the halloumi until it’s covered, and then continue to roll the dough until the tip of the triangle is reached.

STEP 9: Repeat steps 4 to 8 for the remaining half of dough.

STEP 10: Brush the top of each bite with olive oil, then lightly sprinkle Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil to garnish.

STEP 11: Bake in a fan-forced oven at 180C for 15-18 minutes until dough turns lightly golden.

STEP 12: Remove from the oven and serve hot.

STEP 13: Enjoy!