Fried halloumi cheese

This vegetarian dish is perfect as an appetiser or as a light meal.

This simple meze dish combines a trio of amazing tastes, from savoury, to tangy and then to sweet, its got it all.


  • 1 pack halloumi cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sicilian or Alentejan Premium Olive Oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Kalamatta olives to taste
  • A few sprigs of coriander to garnish
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon rinsed capers
  • 1 heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon or Premium Estate Olive Oil
  • Ground black pepper


  • Make the vinaigrette by stirring together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Drain the halloumi cheese and cut into 8 slices.
  • In a griddle or large frying pan, heat the extra virgin olive oil over a medium heat until very hot.
  • Take each slice of cheese, pressing both sides into the seasoned flour until coated and then add to the frying pan.
  • Cook for 1 minute on each side until golden brown.
  • Serve 2 slices to a plate, drizzle over the vinaigrette, garnish with the kalamatta olives and coriander sprigs.
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