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Pan-seared Halloumi Cheese With a Soft-boiled Egg Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious and satisfying keto-friendly meal, look no further than pan-seared Halloumi cheese with a soft-boiled egg. This dish is perfect for brunch, a light lunch, or a delightful dinner. The salty, golden-brown halloumi pairs beautifully with the creamy, soft-boiled egg. Plus, both ingredients are naturally low in carbs, making this meal both tasty and keto-friendly.

Halloumi Cheese

Pan-seared Halloumi Cheese with a Soft-boiled Egg

This recipe brings together the rich flavors of halloumi cheese and the comforting texture of a soft-boiled egg. It’s quick and easy to make, ensuring you can enjoy a gourmet meal without spending hours in the kitchen.


  • 1 block of halloumi cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh herbs (optional, for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Halloumi: Slice the Halloumi cheese into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
  2. Heat the Pan: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  3. Cook the Halloumi: Once the oil is hot, add the halloumi slices. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Boil the Egg: While the halloumi is cooking, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Gently add the egg and cook for 6 minutes for a perfectly soft-boiled egg. Transfer the egg to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  5. Peel the Egg: Once the egg is cool enough to handle, peel it carefully.
  6. Plate the Dish: Arrange the halloumi slices on a plate, place the soft-boiled egg on top, and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Halloumi Cheese (1 block, approximately 225g): 2g net carbs
  • Egg (1 large): 0.6g net carbs
  • Olive Oil (1 tablespoon): 0g net carbs
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste): 0g net carbs
  • Fresh Herbs (optional): Negligible carbs

Total carbs for the dish: Approximately 2.6g net carbs

Quick & Delicious Keto Delight

With its rich flavors and simple preparation, pan-seared halloumi cheese with a soft-boiled egg is a fantastic meal choice for anyone following a keto diet. It’s quick, delicious, and keeps you on track with your carb goals. Enjoy this dish as a special treat any time of the day!

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