Halloumi Recipes

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Halloumi cheese is a delicious addition to all kinds of dishes. Include it in sandwiches, curries, salads, wraps and all kinds of recipes! Find loads of halloumi recipes right here.

Halloumi Recipes Collection

What is halloumi?

Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese used in Turkish, Greek and Cypriot cuisine. It’s most commonly fried but can be prepared in other ways, check out this post for tips on how to cook halloumi.

Is halloumi cheese good for you?

As cheeses go, halloumi is quite good for you thanks to having a high level of calcium. It does, however, have a high amount of salt so that’s something to consider if you’re watching your salt intake.

Can you eat raw halloumi cheese?

While you’re able to eat halloumi cheese raw it’s much much tastier if it’s cooked first. Normally it would be fried but it can be baked or grilled instead. Keep scrolling for some amazing halloumi recipes.

Is halloumi a hard cheese?

Halloumi counts as a semi hard cheese.

What milk is halloumi made from?

Traditionally halloumi is make from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk but now cow’s milk is often used as well.

How do I cook halloumi cheese?

I’ve listed all of my favourite halloumi recipes below but I’ve also created a guide for how to cook halloumi which includes tips for grilling, frying, baking and barbecuing halloumi!

What does halloumi cheese taste like?

It’s actually quite hard to describe the taste of halloumi and do it justice. It’s probably most similar to feta but when it’s cooked it’s got a much milder saltiness than that. The combination of the salty flavour and squeaky firmness is one of my all time favourite things.

Tips for cooking with halloumi

  • Be careful how thinly you cut the halloumi slices. If they’re too thin they’ll end up too crisp and falling apart when you fry them
  • Halloumi is normally packed with a small amount of liquid so pat the slices of halloumi down gently with paper towels before cooking

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1. Tomato & Halloumi Bake with Courgette

This halloumi bake perfectly combines the healthy freshness of vegetables with the chewy, salty halloumi for a delicious vegetarian dinner.
40 minutes
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Bowl of tomato and halloumi bake on a blue background with checked cloth in background

2. Halloumi Salad with Kale & Canellini Beans

This halloumi salad is made up of a few simple ingredients including kale, cannellini beans and cucumber and it's drizzled with a tahini yoghurt dressing for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.
15 minutes
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Halloumi salad in a bowl on a checked cloth on a marble background

3. Panko Halloumi Sandwich with Kasundi

This halloumi sandwich is the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy. The sweet and spicy kasundi tastes amazing with the panko coated cheese for a filling vegetarian meal. 
40 minutes
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Panko Halloumi Sandwich with Kasundi. This halloumi sandwich is the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy. The sweet and spicy kasundi tastes amazing with the panko coated cheese for a filling vegetarian meal. #vegetarian #halloumi #sandwich #recipe #halloumisandwich

4. Halloumi Curry with Spinach Cashew Sauce

This super creamy curry sauce works perfectly with the salty halloumi. With hidden veggies from the spinach in the sauce this halloumi curry is a healthy vegetarian dinner that works for weeknight or a special occasion! 
40 minutes
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Halloumi Curry with Spinach Cashew Sauce. This super creamy curry sauce works perfectly with the salty halloumi. With hidden veggies from the spinach in the sauce this halloumi curry is a healthy vegetarian dinner that works for weeknight or a special occasion! #halloumi #vegetarian #recipe #curry #indianfood

5. Baked Halloumi with Winter Panzanella

Halloumi is the perfect addition to a meat free meal! This baked halloumi is cooked with loads of herbs and served along side this filling winter panzanella style salad for your next vegetarian dinner. 
55 minutes
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Baked Halloumi with Winter Panzanella. Halloumi is the perfect addition to a meat free meal! Bake it in the oven with loads of herbs and serve along side this filling winter panzanella style salad for your next vegetarian dinner.  #panzanella #salad #halloumi #recipe

6. Harissa Halloumi Salad with Couscous

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. 
30 minutes
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This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

7. Halloumi & Chorizo Wraps with Broccoli Slaw

Halloumi & chorizo wraps are such a tasty lunch or dinner. The halloumi & chorizo are wrapped with a fresh broccoli slaw and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds.
20 minutes
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Halloumi & chorizo wraps are such a tasty lunch or dinner. The halloumi & chorizo are wrapped with a fresh broccoli slaw and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds.

8. Halloumi Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

These halloumi tacos are beautifully spiced and topped with a fresh and healthy cabbage slaw. An ideal vegetarian Mexican dinner!
30 minutes
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These halloumi tacos are beautifully spiced and topped with a fresh and healthy cabbage slaw. An ideal vegetarian Mexican dinner!

9. Cashew Nut Curry with Halloumi & Broccoli

Using halloumi in this creamy cashew nut curry makes a tasty change from a traditional curry. Sprinkle with a handful of whole cashews for an extra crunch. 
50 minutes
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Using halloumi in this creamy cashew nut curry makes a tasty change from a traditional curry. Sprinkle with a handful of whole cashews for an extra crunch.

10. Grilled Halloumi Salad with Herby Tomato Salsa

This grilled halloumi salad is topped with a beautiful herby tomato salsa. It's so easy to make and is the ultimate summer meal!
20 minutes
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This grilled halloumi salad is topped with a beautiful herby tomato salsa. It's so easy to make and is the ultimate summer meal!

11. Healthy Halloumi Bake with Aubergine

This vegetarian halloumi bake recipe is the perfect way to use this delicious salty cheese! The halloumi is layered on top of tomato and aubergine and cooked until browned and crispy.
40 minutes
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12. Potato, Courgette & Halloumi Hash with Tomato Sauce

I love this potato, courgette & halloumi hash for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Topped with an easy tomato sauce & a poached egg it's a guaranteed winner.
40 minutes
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I love this potato, courgette & halloumi hash for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Topped with an easy tomato sauce & a poached egg it's a guaranteed winner.

13. Griddled Halloumi with Herby Barley & Roasted Veg

Summer dinner is here with this griddled halloumi served over herby pearl barley. Roasted veg helps to make this a really healthy and delicious meal.
1 hour 30 minutes
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Summer dinner is here with this griddled halloumi served over herby pearl barley. Roasted veg helps to make this a really healthy and delicious meal.

14. Halloumi, Sweet Potato & Bulgur Wheat Salad

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.
40 minutes
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This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

15. Broccoli Cheese Soup with Halloumi Fries

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.
1 hour
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Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

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