haloumi cheese with lemon and chilli

we ate this in the place where we will be getting married - one of the reasons why i picked it was because of the food.

admittedly, this is more of a summer recipe but it's a nice way of recreating a sunny feel as the days get shorter. there is nothing to it but i thought it was a really nice way of jazzing up a bit of haloumi which most people eat plain.

for two

1 haloumi cheese, cut into thick slices
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
a small bunch of parsley and basil, chopped
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper

heat a dry frying pan (or a griddle pan - though i've never had much luck with those as the cheese always falls apart) and fry the cheese without any oil for a couple of minutes on each side or until nicely browned.

in the meantime, mix the olive oil - 3-4 tablespoons will do - with the lemon juice, zest and the chopped chilli. stir in the herbs and pour over the hot cheese.


  1. I always forget to tell you that you can feed James anything (with the possible exception of dead animals) as long as it has halloumi. He is evangelically happy whenever it appears on a menu...


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