How do you make halloumi cheese salad?

To fry halloumi cheese, you can either slice and fry right away, or you can slice, coa the cheese in seasoned flour (or breadcrumbs) and fry. Traditionally, frying this cheese is done with olive oil and it’s not deep frying. Its pan frying with plenty of olive oil for flavor and crisp.

What goes well with halloumi cheese?

Stack in style and combine fried slices of halloumi with harissa, red peppers, aubergine and hummus. If you don’t fancy quite such a beastly bap, treat fried halloumi as you would a meat patty and top with salad and sauce of your choice, grilled mushrooms, avocado or salsa.

What is in a halloumi salad?


  1. 75g sourdough bread.
  2. 3 tbsp olive oil.
  3. 1 tbsp Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese, finely grated.
  4. 250g halloumi, thickly sliced.
  5. 80g watercress, spinach and rocket salad.
  6. 100g sugarsnap peas, halved lengthways.
  7. 1 avocado, sliced.

Why do you soak halloumi in water?

Soaking, especially as here, with some lemon juice, leaches out halloumi’s preserving salt, and also softens the cheese nicely. The result is that you’ll taste and smell the farmy sweetness of the milk in the finished dish.

Do you eat halloumi hot or cold?

It’s great for salads and side dishes because you can serve it cold or two days old and it will still taste nice. You can add this tasty cheese to salads as well as serving it on its own. Some Mediterranean meals involve serving it up as a yummy breakfast!

Is halloumi good for weight loss?

Halloumi cheese is high in fat making it quite calorific. When on a weight loss diet based on lowering your calorie intake, high amounts of Halloumi cheese could quickly cause a calorie build up.

Can you eat raw halloumi cheese?

Originating from Cyprus, halloumi is a semi-hard, un-ripened, brined cheese that can be made from cow, sheep or goat’s milk. It can be eaten raw but is truly delicious cooked, having a high melting point, makes it an excellent choice for grilling or frying.

Is a halloumi salad good for you?

Is halloumi healthy? Halloumi is pretty high in sodium and saturated fat, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it healthy. But it adds a lot of flavor and protein to this salad, so I think this is a good example of how halloumi can be part of a healthy meal. It’s also a good idea to be mindful of serving sizes.

Should you rinse halloumi?

Put it in salt for two days before gently rinsing off the salt and excess moisture (which will have come from the cheese). One of the main reasons this cheese can vary from country to country is that in Cyprus, where it originated in Byzantine times, it must be made from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk.

How do I stop halloumi going rubbery?

don’t overcook the halloumi – a couple of minutes on each side is all it needs! You still want it to be soft, not totally crispy. eat the halloumi within 5 minutes or so of cooking it – if you leave it to cool, it will become a little more rubbery.

Can you eat halloumi out of packet?

Yes, you can eat halloumi raw, and here’s how Golden-delicious grilled or fried halloumi creates a texture and flavour which pairs so well with both cooked and raw vegetables, meats, in burgers, wraps or for breakfast.