Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened brined cheese from Cyprus. It’s made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk and tastes like a mixture of fresh Mozzarella and feta. It has a high melting point, which makes it an ideal candidate for grilling or frying.
Grilled Halloumi is a delicacy – the browned, crusty exterior, the soft, gooey interior and the intensely savory flavor all combine to make it a wonderful snack or appetizer. You can serve grilled Halloumi over toasted bread slices brushed with olive oil, or over a simple green salad. You can sprinkle it with herbs prior to grilling. Personally, I think it’s wonderful all by itself.
Makes 8 slices
Total time: 10 minutes
1 (8-ounce) package Halloumi cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Slice the Halloumi block into eight (1oz) slices. Brush with olive oil on both sides.
2. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat, about 5 minutes. If you don’t own a grill pan, a regular nonstick pan will work, although the fried cheese won’t look as pretty without the grill marks.
3. Place cheese slices in the pan (work in two batches if necessary). Cook 3 minutes on each side, until crisp and browned. Serve immediately.
Nutrition per slice
Total Fat 9.7 g
Saturated Fat 5.2 g
Sodium 297.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 6.0 g