Grilled halloumi

Oh yes! This is my favorite dish for the summer. Halloumi cheese is very special as taste and as texture. It can be grilled and it won't melt in the heat. The texture is more hard than a normal feta cheese. It originates from Cyprus and is not so easy to find it in any shop. I was lucky to find it in Brussels in a well know supermarket chain but not so many people knows what is this cheese. However, you might find it as a starter in Greek restaurants.
Combined with the nutty flavor of rucola  and fresh and sweet cherry tomatoes it is incredible.

This is what you need to make this delicious starter.

  • 250g halloumi cheese 
  • 80g rucola
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (optional)

  1. Preheat well a pan and brush it with oil. If you prefer to do it on the barbeque, skip the brush with olive oil.
  2. Cut the cheese in 0.5cm slices and put them in the pan.
  3. Turn the cheese after 2 minutes.
  4. Grill the cheese on the other side for another 2 minutes
Serve it with rucola, cherry tomatoes and a fresh sourdough bread.


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