Honey-glazed roasted carrot mash and halloumi skewers
Honey-glazed Roasted Carrot Mash with Halloumi Skewers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This is a super easy but impressive lunch recipe that you will love. You only need some simple ingredients. 

Servings: 2 people
Author: Eat Like Iris
For the Honey-glazed Carrot Mash
  • 700 gr carrots
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 lemon - the juice (keep the other half for the end)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Halloumi Skewers
  • 225 gr halloumi
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3-4 mushrooms
  • black sesame for decoration
For the Honey-glazed Carrot Mash
  1. Peel the carrots and put them in a baking tray. You need a big enough tray so that the carrots are not on top of each other. 

  2. Add the honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  3. Add the garlic cloves. Do not peel them to keep their flavour in.

  4. Grill the carrots and garlic in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until soft.

  5. Once the carrots are soft and have a few burnt ends, take them out of the grill. 

  6. Using a fork and knife (because they are very hot) cut them in pieces and put them in a food processor. 

  7. Also, peel the garlic cloves and add them in the food processor.

  8. Pulse for a few seconds. Then add the tahini, salt, coriander seeds, mint leaves, a tablespoon olive oil and the lemon juice.

  9. Pulse again until you get a lovely orange coloured mash!

For the Halloumi Skewers
  1. While the carrots are in the oven you have time to prepare your skewers.

  2. Cut the halloumi in about 1cm pieces. 

  3. Cut the courgettes in half moon shapes and the peppers in squared shares too. Have you mushrooms ready, if they are big you may want to cut them in half.

  4. Now, it is time to assemble your skewers. Use your cheese and vegetables in turns as you wish until your ingredients are up.

  5. Add your skewers in a tray and grill for 15-17 minutes.

  6. Serve hot or cold with some extra squeezed lemon on top of the skewers if you wish. Garnish with black sesame or nigella seeds if available.

Recipe Tips

This amount serves 2 people as a main course but 3-4 if you have it as a starter.