Breakfast & Brunch

Breakfast Burrito

This is quick and satisfying breakfast and will easily keep you going for a half of the day. This recipe is a great alternative to traditional breakfast, but without bread and loaded with green veggies, fresh basil and… halloumi cheese. Halloumi cheese is originally from Cyprus and it’s one of our favorites cheeses for breakfast, brunch or vegetarian bbq, as it perfect for frying or grilling. You can easily adjust this recipe by using different vegetables and herbs, depending what you have available in your fridge. Swap arugula for spinach or salad leaves. Use fresh coriander or spring onion instead of basil. Some pickles or kimchi would also work here well.

Breakfast Burrito

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Serves: 1
Prep Time: 15 - 20 minutes


  • 75g - 100g halloumi cheese
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tortilla wrap (we use spelt)
  • 1 handful arugula (rocket)
  • 1/2 - 1 small zucchini, sliced into ribbons with vegetable peeler
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • pinch of chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon



First washed and cut all vegetables, to have them ready before assembling the burrito.


Warm up the frying pan. In a meantime cut halloumi cheese into cubes, transfer to the pan and fry on the medium heat, turning frequently until golden brown from each side. (I don't use any oil for frying halloumi, as there is enough fat in the cheese and it usually fries perfectly well without sticking. However it may depend from the brand of the cheese and your pan, so if is start sticking use a little bit of oil).


Once halloumi is ready transfer it to the bowl and set aside. Next put butter to the pan, once melted crack an egg and slip onto pan. Cook on the low heat until whites are set and yolk begin to thicken.


While the egg is cooking, heat up another pan and warm up tortilla, 1-2 minutes from each side should be enough.


To assemble the burrito, put warm tortilla on a large plate, spread over arugula leaves, zucchini ribbons, follow by basil leaves and avocado slices. Squeeze some lemon juice all over.


Next, add halloumi cubes and carefully place an egg in the middle. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chili flakes (if using).


We like to eat it flat, depending from your preferences you can fold it in a half or roll into burrito.


This recipe is for 1 serving, however you can easily make multiple servings, if you have bigger quantity of wraps, eggs and halloumi cheese.

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