Halloumi is a hearty cheese perfect for grilling or pan-frying!

Grilled Halloumi cheese slices have crispy edges while the inside is warm and flavorful with a squeaky bite.

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What is Halloumi?

  • AKA as ‘frying’ or ‘grilling’ cheese, Halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus and was traditionally made from goat and sheep milk (although it now is often made of cow’s milk).
  • It has a tangy feta taste and squeaks when you bite it. This cheese also has a very high melting point so it keeps its shape when exposed to heat, making it perfect for grilling.
  • Halloumi cheese is a great vegetarian substitute for meat.
  • Keto-friendly halloumi cheese is packed with calcium and protein.
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3 Ingredient Recipe

Halloumi – Look for fresh blocks that are white or off-white. Often packaged Halloumi will have mint, so a little bit of green is okay! Catch it on sale and freeze for up to three months.

Seasonings – Olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil can be used. Leftover melted bacon grease will add a smoky flavor to grilled halloumi.

Variations – Other seasoning combos to try are garlic and herb seasoning, a DIY Italian, or a spicy southwest blend.

How to Grill Halloumi

  1. Brush ½” slices with olive oil.
  2. Grill slices on medium-high heat (per recipe below).
  3. Remove from heat and drizzle with the remaining olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
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Grilled Halloumi Serving Ideas

Halloumi can also be cut into 1” cubes and threaded onto skewers before grilling. Drizzle with avocado pesto sauce or a zesty chimichurri before serving.

Make an open-faced sandwich with lettuce greens and a thick slice of grilled halloumi.

Leftovers

Keep leftover halloumi in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Enjoy cold or reheated slices in the oven under the broil setting or add to grilled vegetables.

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Grilled Halloumi

Make this grilled Halloumi cheese recipe for a special backyard BBQ treat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Slice cheese into ½-inch thick slices. Brush both sides with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place halloumi directly on grate and grill for 3 minutes on each side. Drizzle with remaining olive oil (if desired) and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Notes

Keep leftovers refrigerated in a sealed container and use within 3-4 days.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 0.1mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 567mg | Iron: 0.04mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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