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Grilled halloumi on platter with mint and olive oil
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Grilled Halloumi

Grilled halloumi is a simple and delicious Mediterranean appetizer that's ready in minutes. Cook on an indoor or outdoor grill and serve with a fresh salad.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cypriot
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 210kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 8 ounces halloumi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for serving
  • Sliced tomatoes for serving
  • Sliced cucumbers for serving
  • Fresh mint for serving
  • Zaatar for serving


  • Drain the halloumi and slice in wide thin pieces, about 8 slices. Pat the slices very dry with paper towels.
  • Heat the olive oil in a grill pan or heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced halloumi and cook undisturbed until the bottoms are well-browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Use a spatula or tongs to flip the halloumi slices and cook on the other side until browned, about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Plate the grilled halloumi with sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, fresh mint, zaatar and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired


Storage: It's best to enjoy the halloumi straight away. You can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, but will start to dry out and become hard.
Equipment: For indoor grilling, I love using the Anolon nonstick griddle/pan (affiliate link). It creates crisp texture with beautiful grill marks.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 680mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 567mg