Grilled Halloumi

Grilled halloumi cheese, tomatoes and green peppers drizzled with a herbed oil sauce on a white plate.

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Halloumi cheese cut in thick slices and grilled. Then they are served with tomatoes, peppers and a basil olive oil sauce.




  • 1 package (8 oz) halloumi cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • A pinch of salt (optional)

Optional serving:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green peppers



  1. If you find halloumi cheese salty, soak it for about 30 minutes. Pat dry and then slice.
  2. Don’t slice the cheese very thin. Make them thick, about ⅓ inch.
  3. The grill or grill pan should be heated (medium-high) before putting the halloumi slices on it.
  4. Don’t over-cook. 2-3 minutes per side is enough.
  5. Serve it immediately. It gets a little tough as it cools down.
  6. Serve with extra drizzle of the oil sauce.
  7. It is best to eat these fresh right after it is cooked. 
  8. To store: If you somehow have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.
  9. To reheat: You can reheat them in a pan over low heat for a minute or so.
  10. Optional serving ingredients are not included in the nutrition facts.