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Honey Glazed Halloumi and Chickpea

In the realm of flavors, the Honey-Glazed Halloumi and Chickpea Bake is a dance on the taste buds. Picture golden halloumi, a symphony of cumin, smoked paprika, and garlic-infused eggplant, and hearty chickpeas.

These humble ingredients are elevated to a crescendo of taste. The chickpeas, protein-packed, join the chorus, while the honey-glazed halloumi, pan-seared to golden perfection, steals the spotlight.

Each bite, a chapter in a gripping novel, unfolds with salty richness and the sweet embrace of honey. As the ensemble bakes, tantalizing aromas fill the air, promising a culinary journey through the sun-kissed landscapes of the Mediterranean.

This dish isn’t just a recipe; it’s a passport to a world where every bite is a stamp on your palate. It orchestrates a symphony of simplicity and sophistication, inviting you to savor this culinary escapade slowly.

Savor the flavors, revel in the textures – from the tender eggplant to the nutty chickpeas. It’s a celebration of contrasts that lingers on the palate, inviting you to embark on a delicious adventure.

In the spirit of culinary wanderlust, the Honey-Glazed Halloumi and Chickpea Bake isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. Life is short; each bite leaves an indelible mark on your culinary memory. Embrace the allure of minimal cleanup and indulge in the joy of less washing up.

This dish marries simplicity with an explosion of flavors. It’s a delightful journey that unfolds slowly, ensuring each bite is a delightful symphony. Take a culinary stroll through the Mediterranean – a culinary masterpiece that’s as delightful to make as it is to savor.

honey glazed halloumi chickpea

Honey Glazed Halloumi and Chickpea

Delight in the rich flavors of a Honey-Glazed Halloumi and Chickpea Bake, where honey-kissed halloumi tops a spiced blend of eggplant and chickpeas. This straightforward vegetarian dish, taking 65 minutes with minimal cleanup, offers a symphony of tastes. Roast seasoned veggies, cook halloumi, glaze with honey, then bake for a delightful fusion of flavors. Serve hot, garnished with parsley, and relish the delightful marriage of simplicity and taste in this Mediterranean-inspired culinary creation.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Oven
  • Baking Dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Frying Pan


  • 250 g Halloumi cheese sliced
  • 1 large eggplant diced
  • 1 can 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).
  • Prepare the vegetables: In a mixing bowl, combine the diced eggplant and chickpeas. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss until the vegetables and chickpeas are well coated.
  • Roast the vegetables: Spread the seasoned eggplant and chickpeas in a single layer on a baking dish. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and golden brown.
  • Cook the haloumi: While the vegetables are roasting, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sliced halloumi and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Glaze with honey: Drizzle the honey over the halloumi slices in the last minute of cooking, allowing it to caramelize slightly.
  • Combine and bake: Once the vegetables are done roasting, remove the baking dish from the oven. Place the honey-glazed halloumi slices on top of the roasted eggplant and chickpeas.
  • Final bake: Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • Rest and garnish: Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve: Serve the halloumi and Chickpea bake hot, and enjoy the symphony of flavors!


  1. You can add a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
  2. This dish pairs well with a side of couscous or a simple green salad.
  3. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated. The flavors often intensify, making it delicious the next day.
Keyword Bake, Chickpea, Eggplant, Halloumi, Honey-glazed, Vegetarian
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert