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Halloween Pumpkin Soup with Halloumi Bites

George Erotokritou
Suitable for vegetarians
October 29, 2022

Halloween Pumpkin Soup with Halloumi Bites!

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  • 2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • 1 kg of butternut pumpkin (peeled)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ leek (finely chopped)
  • 900 ml Vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon of Butter
  • 2 Potatoes (chopped, thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups of Charalambides Christis Dairy Cream
  • Salt & Pepper

For the Halloumi Bites

  • 2 packages of Charalambides Christis Halloumi
  • 3 spoons of Flour
  • Sunflower oil for frying


  1. Cut the pumpkin into thin slices.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the pumpkin until it softens slightly. Then, add the onion and the leek and fry them.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, the butter, the potatoes and thyme into a pot and boil on high heat until the vegetables are cooked.
  4. When they are ready, blend the soup in a blender until it forms a smooth texture.
  5. Put the soup back in the pot, add the dairy cream and season with salt and pepper. Give it another boil and it's ready.

For the Halloumi Bites

  1. Take the halloumi out of the packages and put them in the freezer for 2 hours to firm up well. Then in a large deep frying pan, heat the oil.
  2. Cut the halloumi into thin slices using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Then after the slices have been floured, take them from the flour and throw them in the pan to fry them until crispy. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on absorbent paper.
  3. Finally, serve the soup with halloumi bites.

Tip:  You can add ginger zest for a more intense flavour.

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