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How to Cook Halloumi Cheese

How to cook Halloumi Cheese is an easy to follow way to cook this popular cheese either pan fried, grilled or even in the air fryer.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: greek, Mediterranean, middle eastern
Servings: 2
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Matt Freund


  • 1 Block Halloumi Cheese (About 8 ounces)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Half Lemon cut into wedges
  • 4 to 5 Grape Tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 tsp. Oregano and or Mint (Fresh is best)


  • Cut your halloumi cheese into six or eight half-inch thick slices.
  • Cut Grape Tomatoes in half
  • Brush slices of cheese with Olive Oil
  • Preheat pan to Medium Heat
  • When pan is hot place cheese slices in the pan. Cook about 2 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • Remove cheese from pan and immediatly give the cheese a large squeeze of lemon.
  • Sprinkle with your herbs and serve.



Air Fryer cook time is 10- 12 minutes for thick slices.
If Grilling cook time is about 5 minutes.
Pan Fried Halloumi 2 minutes per side.


Calories: 110kcal