Fried halloumi

Fried Halloumi



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g halloumi cheese, sliced ½ cm thick
  • ½ punnet grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • cracked black pepper
  • olive oil for drizzling


Slice halloumi to 1/2cm thick slices and coat in olive oil.

Heat a non-stick pan and fry on one side for 1 minute. Turn the slices over and cook for 2 mins on the other side.

Place on plates and scatter grape tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle oregano and drizzle with olive oil.

Grind pepper over the top.


  • The cheese will become soft inside and this the time to plate it up. It just takes a few minutes to get to this stage so you need to keep a close eye on it.
  • I use the best oil I can afford with this dish as it really makes a difference.
  • You can also drizzle lemon juice or balsamic vinegar over it as well.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.


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