Seared Halloumi plate <3

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


  1. Add a splash of olive oil to a large frying pan, and turn on heat to medium-high.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the Halloumi slices.
  3. Allow them to get golden brown from the first side before flipping them over.
  4. Flip and let the slices sear from the other side.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. 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!
  7. Enjoy! This cheese tastes best when it’s still warm!


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