Cheese, Sides, Starters, Vegetarian

Halloumi Pigs in Blankets

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Health Grill & Air Fryer AG301
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total time: 33 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Halloumi Pigs in Blankets

Sweet, salty, and zesty they’re the perfect appetiser

These Halloumi Pigs in Blankets are a fun vegetarian take on the festive classic


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy


  • 1 small aubergine
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or avocado oil
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 1 x 225g block of halloumi cheese
  • 1 tbsp tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1tsp-1tbsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 white pepper

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Start by placing your grill plate into the removable cooking pot of your Ninja Foodi Health Grill and Air Fryer then set to ‘MAX’ for 4 minutes

  • Step 2

    Whilst the unit is pre-heating slice your aubergine lengthways into six, 5mm slices. You can do this by hand or using a mandoline. Mix together the lemon juice, 1 tsp of oil, and sea salt then brush both the front and back of each slice of aubergine

  • Step 3

    Add your aubergine slices to the grill and flip halfway through cooking using some silicone tongs. Remove and repeat if necessary

  • Step 4

    Cut your halloumi into 6 ‘chip’ shaped chunks then set to one side. Mix together the remaining oil and the rest of the ingredients into a small bowl then brush the glaze over a piece of aubergine and wrap around one piece of halloumi. Repeat until all of the halloumi is wrapped

  • Step 5

    Remove your grill plate and add the crisper basket. Place each aubergine wrapped halloumi piece into the basket then select ‘AIR FRY’ and set to 170 for 8 minutes. Flip halfway through then serve immediately after cooking for the full amount of time