Halloumi cheese with chillies

Halloumi cheese and chillies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 110 grams
  • Calories: 355 kcal
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: < 0.5 g
  • Sugar: < 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 2.6 grams
  • Fiber: < 0.5 g
  • Protein: 21 g
Recipe type: Chillies and cheese
Cuisine: Cypriot
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Halloumi cheese with Chillies is one of those to die for combinations that only happen a couple of times in a lifetime. The depth of flavour that can be obtained just by adding Chillies is amazing. This recipe contains two methods of using Chillies with this sheep and goats milk cheese from Cyprus. One for grilling and the other for on the cooker. Kalí óreksi!
for the pan fried Halloumi
  • Halloumi – 450 Grams ( cut into 6mm slices)
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh red Chillies – one tablespoon ( thinly sliced)
  • Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
BBQ grilled
  • Halloumi – 450 Grams ( cut into 12mm slices)
  • Chilli flakes - one tablespoon - ( see note)
  • Fresh lemon – one ( cut in half)
  1. Mix the oil, chillies and lemon juice. Blend until well combined
  2. Fry the Halloumi cheese in a non-stick frying pan for about two to three minutes on each side. It should be nicely browned
  3. Place serving portions on plates and drizzle with chilli/lemon juice flavoured oil
  1. Put the Halloumi on a slow-burning BBQ grill. Sprinkle with lemon juice from the cut lemon
  2. When nicely browned, turn over
  3. Sprinkle with more lemon juice. Once browned, turn over again
  4. Now sprinkle to the top with Chilli flakes and serve
Grilled Halloumi served with Satay sauce is an very good way of getting extra protein into a vegetarian meal. A recipe for a spicy Satay sauce can be found here

Use a mild Chilli flake like Aleppo. Alternatively, reduce the quantity to a teaspoon

Note: The nutritional values and serving size are for the pan fried Halloumi

Keywords: Halloumi cheese with Chillies

Serves: 2 portions