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How to cook halloumi

An easy method for how to cook halloumi perfectly every time! For beautifully soft, squidgy, salty halloumi cheese that can be used in many different ways.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Light lunch
Cuisine: Cypriot, Greek, Turkish
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 1 block halloumi cheese (usually around 225g / ~ 8 oz)


  • Cut the block of halloumi into slices. Don't make them too thin - around half a centimetre thick is good. You can use a crinkle cutter to cut the halloumi if you'd like the fake 'grill lines'.
  • Place a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, and add the slices of cheese in a single layer. Don't overcrowd the pan. Allow the cheese to cook for a few minutes without moving it - it will release some liquid, which will then cook off. When the excess liquid has evaporated, the underside of the cheese will turn golden brown fairly quickly. When it's cooked to your liking, turn each piece over, and repeat with the other side. The second side will brown more quickly, as the liquid has already been released.
  • Fried halloumi is best served immediately.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 16.1g | Fat: 18.8g | Saturated Fat: 13.4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 750mg | Calcium: 670mg