Halloumi is a type of cheese prepared traditionally in Cyprus from sheep’s milk. It is soft, curd like and is not prepared using rennet, so vegetarians who do not eat rennet can also have Halloumi. It has a unique taste, which can be compared to thick feta cheese. It is firm, salty and a little rubber. Grilled halloumi, is the best and easiest way to cook it. In this article we will look at how to cook halloumi.

How to Grill Halloumi


Prepare ingredients. You will need 16 ounces halloumi cheese, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried thyme and extra virgin olive oil for brushing.


Heat the grill to medium heat and soak the wooden skewers in water.


Heat the grill to medium heat and soak the wooden skewers in water.


Cut the halloumi cheese into 4 pieces.


Put the pieces in the skewers, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle paprika and dried thyme so that it coats on all sides of the pieces.


Place on the grill and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.


Serve the grilled halloumi immediately.



Recommended Grilled Halloumi Recipes

Here we have recommended two popular grilled halloumi recipes that worth trying according to your taste.

Grilled halloumi with watermelon and basil-mint oil

  • Ÿ Ingredients



Halloumi cheese

8 ounces, cut in 8 slices


6 thin slices

Cherry tomatoes

¾ pound on the vine

Fresh basil

½ cup, coarsely chopped

Fresh mint

3 tablespoons

Garlic clove

1, coarsely chopped

Extra virgin olive oil

½ cup

Kosher salt & pepper

To taste

  • Ÿ Time & Yield

Total Time

15 minutes


4 servings

  • Ÿ Directions

  1. Make a puree using basil, mint and garlic while adding the olive oil.

  2. Strain and season with the salt and pepper.

  3. Drizzle the cheese and tomatoes with the prepared mint oil, salt & pepper.

  4. Grill the tomatoes till charred and the cheese till it starts to melt on all sides.

  5. Arrange the watermelon slices on a plate, top with tomatoes and grilled halloumi.

  6. Garnish with remaining mint oil and finely sliced mint.


Warm quinoa salad with grilled halloumi

  • ŸIngredients




200 grams

Halloumi cheese

250 grams, cut into 6 slices

Small red onion

1, sliced

Roasted pepper

1 large, thickly sliced

Vegetable stock

500 ml

Extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons

Flat leaf parsley

Small bunch, roughly chopped

Lemon juice & zest

1 lemon


Large Pinch

  • Ÿ Time & Yield

Total Time

40 minutes


3 servings

  • Ÿ Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and cook the onions and pepper for a few minutes.

  2. Add quinoa to it and cook it for 3 minutes.

  3. Add the stock to the pan, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or till the quinoa turns soft. Stir in half of the chopped parsley.

  4. In the remaining parsley, add the lemon juice, zest, oil, sugar and salt.

  5. Grill the halloumi cheese till it turns golden and crisp on all sides.

  6. Place the grilled halloumi on the salad and pour the dressing on it.


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