Halloumi is a type of cheese that originates from Cyprus and later spread to the Middle-East. It is salty in taste, and firm enough to slice and sear to keep its shape! This is my take on the famous cheese that has taken a worldwide appreciation. I serve the seared halloumi with slices of cherry tomatoes, strawberries, mint and basil leaves, and a few turns of freshly cracked black pepper! This dish is perfect for a light lunch or appetizer idea!
The recipe doesn’t have exact quantities, but can be made to your liking!
– Halloumi Cheese, slices (1/2 inch thick)
– Olive oil
– Cherry tomatoes, thin slices
– Strawberries, thin slices
– Little mint leaves
– Little basil leaves
– Fresh black pepper
- Add a splash of olive oil to a large frying pan, and turn on heat to medium-high.
- Once the oil is hot, add the Halloumi slices.
- Allow them to get golden brown from the first side before flipping them over.
- Flip and let the slices sear from the other side.
- Remove from heat.
- Serve them in a plate however you like! I placed the tomato and strawberry slices on the bottom, added the seared Halloumi and topped it all off with mint, basil and freshly cracked black pepper!
- Enjoy! This cheese tastes best when it’s still warm!