We just love halloumi cheese. It's one of our favorites and we always look for ways to include it in our meals. In fact, halloumi cheese makes a great addition to salads and sandwiches, and today we'll be sharing with you the grilled halloumi cheese sandwich recipe among many others. You’re probably used to ordering the Starbucks grilled halloumi cheese sandwich whenever you spot it on a cafe's menu, but trust us, there's nothing like the homemade version! So, we’ll share with you a few recipes where you can add halloumi cheese to your meals.

Grilled Halloumi Cheese Sandwich: 


- 1 Baguette bread

- 150 Grams Halloumi cheese (sliced)

- 1 Tomato (sliced)

- 1 Eggplant (sliced)

- 1/2 cup arugula leaves

- 2 Tbsp olive oil

- 1 Tbsp butter

- 4 Tbsp basil pesto


1. In a grill pan, add the olive oil and sauté the tomato and eggplant slices. Leave over medium heat for a couple of minutes, then remove the vegetables and let them dry on a tissue paper.

2. Add the butter in the same grill pan, let it melt and then add the halloumi cheese slices. Make sure to flip the cheese on both sides until each slice looks golden and crusty.

3. Now it's time to assemble the grilled halloumi cheese sandwich! Open the bread and lightly toast it, then spread a layer of the basil pesto on both sides.

4. Add the roasted vegetables, the arugula leaves, and then add the grilled halloumi cheese slices on top.

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Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese:

A lot of vegetables go really well with grilled halloumi, so follow the below steps to create a delicious salad with grilled halloumi cheese. 

Dressing Ingredients:

- Grape vinegar

- 1 lemon

- 1/2 tsp of zaatar

- 1/2 tsp of salt 

- 1/4 tsp of pepper

- 1 clove of garlic

- 1/4 cup of olive oil

Salad Ingredients:

 Romaine lettuce, if you don’t have go for iceberg lettuce

- 1 can of chickpeas 

 - Cucumbers 

- 1 red or white onion, according to your preference 

- Olives 

- 1 cup of sliced halloumi cheese  


1Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a skillet and grill the slide halloumi, a few minutes on each side until brownish patches form on the surface. 

2. Chop up the components of your salad into small pieces and place them in a large bowl. The reason we recommend a large bowl is so that you can toss the salad with the dressing and it covers the salad evenly. 

3. Whisk the component of the dressing until it forms a creamy mixture then drizzle all over the salad. 

4. Add the grilled halloumi cheese on top of the salad and voila. 

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Grilled Halloumi Cheese Appetizer

If you are having people over, or even just looking for a good mid-day snack, a grilled halloumi cheese snack with tomatoes is the way to go.


- 1 cup or pack of halloumi

- Some cherry tomatoes 

- 2 TBS of olive oil 

- Fresh black pepper

- Fresh mint

- Fresh oregano 

- Pomegranate molasses 


1. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a skillet and grill the slide halloumi, a few minutes on each side until brownish patches form on the surface. 

2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and grill them with the halloumi to make them softer and more moist. 

3. Before you’re done grilling for a few minutes add the salt, pepper, olive oil, mint, oregano and mix the grilled halloumi cheese and tomatoes together with the seasoning. 

4. Once you’ve transferred the grilled cheese halloumi to the plate, drizzle pomegranate molasses onto and bon Appetit.

Halloumi Cheese Fingers


- ½ tablespoon olive oil

- 6 ounces halloumi cheese, cut into 1/2 inch thick sticks

- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

- Black pepper to taste


In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the halloumi sticks, and cook until the cheese turns light, golden-brown for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice, oregano, and pepper to serve.

Recipe and photo credit: allrecipes.com

Crispy Halloumi Burgers


For the burgers

- 9 ounces halloumi cheese 1 ‘log’ = 250 grams, sliced into 6 slices lengthwise

- 2 tablespoons flour (roughly)

- 0.5 inches oil in a small saucepan

- 0.25 cucumbers peeled

- 0.5 carrots peeled

- 2 burger buns (I like to use brioche buns)

- 1 handful salad leaves (I used rocket and spinach but any lettuce/greens is fine)

For the mayonnaise

- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce


1. Heat the oil until it sizzles when you dip the end of a piece of halloumi in it.

2. Dip each slice of halloumi in the flour so that it has a thin layer all over.

3. Carefully place the halloumi into the oil (in 2 batches) and let cook for 2 to 4 minutes until golden brown on both sides.

4. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to peel thin strips of cucumber and carrot. Mix the two together.

5. Remove the halloumi from the oil and drain on kitchen paper while you prepare the mayo and burger buns.

6. Lightly toast the buns. Meanwhile, mix the mayo and sweet chili sauce.

7. Assemble the burgers. Spread the bottom part of the bread with a layer of mayonnaise, then top with some salad leaves.

8. Top each burger with 2 slices of crispy halloumi, then pile a handful of cucumber and carrot on top.

9. Finally, spoon over more mayo to taste and cover with the top part of the burger. Enjoy!

Recipe and photo credit: scrummylane.com

Halloumi Hummus Bowls


- 2 cups cooked couscous

- 8 ounces halloumi cheese, sliced lengthwise

- A drizzle of olive oil

- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

- 1 seedless cucumber, sliced

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 lemon, juiced

- 3 tablespoons fresh oregano

- 2/3 cup hummus

- Pinch of salt and pepper

- Lemon wedges for serving


1. Cook the couscous and let it cool in the pan while you make everything else.

2. To crisp the halloumi, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pat the halloumi dry with a paper towel. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet. Add the halloumi and cook until golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the halloumi and place it on a plate. If you want the halloumi to be warm when serving, you can assemble the salad first!

3. To assemble the salad, add the couscous to a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and toss. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the tablespoon of olive oil, tossing well. Toss in the tomatoes and cucumbers. Stir in the oregano. Divide the couscous between two or three bowls. Add a few slices of halloumi on top along with a scoop of hummus. Spritz on extra lemon and serve.

Recipe and photo credit: howsweeteats.com

We can't get enough of halloumi cheese and its amazing countless recipes. Try some or all of the mentioned recipes and your tummy will be extremely happy!

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