Halloumi is a cheese that originates from Cyprus. It’s salty, semi-hard, and unripened. It can be eaten raw, but the flavor really stands out when it’s cooked. Try these amazing recipes to get the most …


Halloumi is a cheese that originates from Cyprus. It’s salty, semi-hard, and unripened. It can be eaten raw, but the flavor really stands out when it’s cooked. Try these amazing recipes to get the most out of your halloumi cheese. Check out these 5 tasty Haloumi recipes…

Halloumi Recipes 1. Grilled peach and Halloumi Salad

The sweetness of grilled peaches is delicious with halloumi recipes, and the red wine vinegar marinade means you don’t even need dressing!

grilled peach and Halloumi Salad


  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Oil for cooking
  • 4 rashers of bacon, diced
  • 3 ripe peaches with the stones removed, cut into 6-8 wedges
  • 200 grams of halloumi cheese
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 medium courgettes, peeled and dried
  • 4-6 handfuls of arugula


  • Mix vinegar and sugar together. Add in red onions, courgette, and tomato, and toss with the vinegar mixture. Marinate for about 20 minutes
  • Heat the oil and fry bacon on medium heat. Cook the peaches in the bacon fat until each side is mostly caramelized. Set aside
  • Drain the veggies and toss them with the arugula. Top with the cheese and bacon.
  • It’s great on its own, but you can mix the red wine vinegar with 2 tsp of honey and 2 tsp wholegrain mustard and a dash of olive oil. Season with black pepper and salt for a great dressing.Ha

Halloumi Recipe 2. Cheese Nuggets

Is there anything more delicious than fried cheese? Halloumi’s high melting point makes it perfect for frying and grilling in halloumi recipes. These cheese nuggets are quick, simple, and delicious, especially with marinara sauce.


  • 2 lbs of halloumi cheese cut into cubes
  • ½ cups of flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups of panko breadcrumbs
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Halloumi Cheese Nuggets


  • Cut Halloumi into cubes
  • Beat eggs in a small bowl
  • Dredge cubes of halloumi into the flour
  • Coat them with the eggs, and shake off the excess
  • Coat with Panko breadcrumbs
  • Pour 2 inches of oil into a large skillet, and preheat your oven to 350F
  • Carefully and slowly add pieces of cheese to the oil and fry for 3 minutes on each side
  • Transfer nuggets to your baking rack Let them cool

Halloumi Recipe 3. Fried Halloumi Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower

These tacos are both loaded with flavor, and great for you. You can mix up the veggies for your favorites, and add lean ground meat instead of black beans if you want some extra protein in your halloumi recipes.

Fried Halloumi Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower


  • 6 slices of halloumi cheese
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 Tortilla shells


  • Preheat your oven to 400F
  • Slice onions and peppers, with cauliflower florets, Toss cauliflower, oil, garlic, and spices onto a baking sheet. Roast 20-30 minutes
  • Stir black beans in with roasted veggies
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add sesame oil. Once it’s hot, add the halloumi slices and cook until lightly golden. Remove and drain
  • Layer the roasted veggies, and top with fried cheese and avocado slices

Halloumi Recipe 4. Pan-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Halloumi

Roasted Brussel sprouts make a great side dish to halloumi recipes, but the roasted cheese and bacon definitely put it over the top. Add this to your next fancy dinner party, and you’re sure to impress your guests



  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/3 cup of halloumi cheese
  • 2 cups of Brussel sprouts
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • ½ tsp of roasted red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 and spray a baking sheet 
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until done, but still soft
  • Strain all but 1 tsp of bacon grease. Remove bacon from heat for now, and replace it with the halloumi cheese, diced into small pieces. Saute till golden brown
  • Cut Brussel sprouts in half, and add to a bowl with minced garlic, roasted red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Mix in the bacon and cheese. Spread out on your baking sheet
  • Bake 15-30 minutes. Toss halfway

Halloumi Recipe 5. Halloumi Kebabs

A high melting point makes Halloumi recipes perfect for on the grill. That makes it perfect for these delicious kebabs.

Halloumi Kebabs


  • 11 lb of halloumi cheese
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of mint
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium or large courgettes
  • 1-pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of chili oil
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Skewers


  • Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before you begin
  • Whisk together garlic, oregano, olive oil, and chili oil in a bowl
  • Cut onion and cheese into chunks, and courgette lengthwise and then into slices.
  • Thread halloumi, tomato, courgette and onion chunks onto skewers
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and brush with oil mixture
  • Heat a grill to medium-hot fire, or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill until the cheese is charred in spots, flipping occasionally
  • Garnish with mint and lime zest 

Halloumi cheese has a salty consistency and a high melting point. It works on the grill, in the roasting pan, and in the fryer. Add it to your favorite recipes for a smooth, salty flavor.

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