Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake

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Tray bakes are such a great high-fat, low-carb breakfast idea. They’re a staple in our house, especially when I’m busy but I want to make sure my energy is balanced throughout the day.

I love the pairing of halloumi and chorizo together. It’s a match made in heaven. If you can't find cured Spanish chorizo, you can use fresh Mexican chorizo or even pepperoni.

Serve with a simple green salad and avocado for the ultimate keto brunch or easy low-carb dinner.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 tray bake)

Net carbs6.1 grams
Protein25.9 grams
Fat32.9 grams
Calories433 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 24%, fat 70%

Total carbs8.6 gramsFiber2.4 gramsSugars4.7 gramsSaturated fat15.3 gramsSodium1,123 mg(49% RDA)Magnesium59 mg(15% RDA)Potassium684 mg(34% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 medium zucchini (350 g/ 12.4 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated halloumi (144 g/ 5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp ghee, butter or virgin coconut oil (15 ml)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (55 g/ 1.9 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 120 g cured Spanish chorizo or Mexican chorizo (4.2 oz)
  • bunch of fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 2 jalapeños, seeds removed and sliced (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp Sriracha to serve (you can make your own Sriracha)

Note: recipe makes 4 regular servings (mains, breakfast) or up to 6 small servings (light lunch or dinner).

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional oven), 180 °C/ 360 °F (fan forced oven). Grate the zucchini. Place in a muslin cloth and squeeze out the excess water or using clean hands, squeeze the grated zucchini over a bowl. Discard the water.
  2. Grate the halloumi, or you can use small cubes if you prefer. Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake
  3. Add the ghee or oil to a non stick or cast iron pan. Fry the onions on a medium-low heat for 3 - 4 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic for a further 30 seconds. Remove from the heat. Whisk the eggs with a fork.
    Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake
  4. Chop the chorizo into small cubes or slices. Place the drained zucchini, halloumi, eggs, onion mix, chorizo, spinach, coriander, jalapeños into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake
  5. Line a small baking tray with greaseproof paper. Spread the halloumi and chorizo traybake mix to the edges and top with cherry tomatoes (cut side up.)
  6. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes until set and golden on top. Optionally, dab the top and tomatoes with kitchen paper after about half an hour to soak up any excess juices.
    Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake
  7. Allow to cool slightly, slice and top with optional sriracha sauce.
    Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake
  8. Store in a fridge for up to 3 days.
    Low-Carb Halloumi & Chorizo Breakfast Tray Bake

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 tray bake)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
1.8 g1.1 g0.3 g15 kcal
Halloumi (Cypriot cheese)
0.7 g7.2 g9.7 g118 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.9 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.5 g9.4 g7.1 g107 kcal
Spinach, fresh
0.1 g0.2 g0 g2 kcal
Chorizo sausage, Spanish, hard type
0.5 g7.3 g11.8 g140 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Peppers, Jalapeno, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Tomatoes, cherry, fresh, all varieties
0.7 g0.3 g0.1 g6 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 tray bake
6.1 g25.9 g32.9 g433 kcal
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