Halloumi wraps from my childhood

This article was written by Medicine student Maya

When I came to university, cooking became a therapeutic activity which helped me destress from the busy medical school life. This dish is quick and easy to make, it can be savoured during lunch, dinner or even as an appetiser. It's originally a Greek dish and one of my favourite meals to cook and enjoy.

As a child, I ate this meal often as it was one of my mum's favourite recipes. But I didn't learn it properly until I came to university and since then have perfected it over the past 5 years. I learnt it with my aunt who I live with when I’m in the UK and this reminded me of home.

Halloumi is a delicious cheese with a salty taste that originates from Cyprus and is perfect grilled as it holds its shape when cooked. It became a favourite because the Halloumi available in Kenya was so fresh and we loved to cook with it.

Greek halloumi wraps recipe

  • 1 packet of halloumi
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 aubergine
  • ½ red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato puree
  • Soft wraps
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mixed herbs
  • Lettuce 
  • Any type of yoghurt

I like to cook this recipe because it's a simple meal which is easy to prepare and most importantly, delicious. It is easy and affordable to get the ingredients in any grocery store, and it's a student-friendly meal. It reminds me of home, cooking with my mum and enjoying the meal as a family. I wanted to share it with other students because it is a scrumptious dish which will make your taste buds dance.

I hope you enjoy my favourite, tried and tested halloumi wrap recipe, and I would love to know if you tried it. If you have any questions about this recipe or about being an international MBBS student, you can contact me anytime through ask a student

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