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Halloumi piccata

A super simple vegetarian dinner in just 15 minutes! This halloumi piccata is an irresistible mixture of lemon, butter and capers, served over salty halloumi cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main meals
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 225 g (1 small block) halloumi cheese, cut into 4 thick slices
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 small mushrooms, sliced or diced quite small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Black pepper
  • Few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped


  • Cook the halloumi in a dry frying pan over a medium heat, until crispy and golden brown on both sides (a few minutes per side). You can find more detailed instructions for how to cook halloumi here if you need them.
  • Turn the heat down fairly low, and push the halloumi to the edges of the pan. Add the butter, mushrooms and garlic to the centre of the pan, and cook for a few minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Add the lemon juice, capers, and plenty of black pepper, and cook for a couple more minutes. Serve topped with plenty of fresh parsley.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 26.1g | Fat: 39.5g | Saturated Fat: 27.2g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 1.3g | Calcium: 770mg | Iron: 2mg