12 August 2008

Grilled Halloumi Cheese

When it has been a long day at work I don't always feel like preparing a full blown meal. I sometimes fire up the grill and with tongs in hand brush some halloumi cheese with a little olive oil, grill some flatbread and slice a few tomatoes. A quick and easy meal ...or appetizer under different circumstances.

I found this recipe from Bobby Flay. His original recipe calls for you to barbecue the entire piece of halloumi whole but I prefer to slice mine into 1/2-inch thick slices. You decide..... both ways are probably delicious!!!

**Grilled Halloumi Cheese**
(adapted from a recipe by Bobby Flay)

1/2 pound Halloumi, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces.
2 T oregano leaves
1 T olive oil
1 grilled lemon
Pita bread, grilled
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Brush the cheese slices with olive oil. Place onto a medium hot grill for 2 minutes on each side, or until it has grill marks. Sprinkle with oregano. Drizzle the olive oil on top and squeeze the lemon juice over the cheese.

Serve with grilled pita bread.

If you enjoyed this recipe you may also be interested in:

Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette where you can also find out all about this wonderful Cypriot cheese.
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27 comments:

  1. You just go ahead and tell that Bobby Flay that he's supposed to slice the halloumi before he cooks it!

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  2. I tried broiled halloumi in a salad for the first time last summer and really enjoyed its flavor and texture. I'm sure grilling it would be much more flavorful. I'll have to try this now. Thanks!

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  3. Thats good eating Val! My Hubby's going on a bussiness trip and that's just how I like to eat. No mess in the kitchen, just simple good food!

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more Val...this is a meal in itself and it certainly is the star!

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  5. i love cheese, and this makes a great steak instead of meat on a summer's day

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  6. Still a treat even after I've made this a gizzilion times!!!

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  7. Simple is definitely the way to go after a long day at work. I love halloumi but don't cook with it nearly enough!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect meal to me!!!

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  9. Mmmm, lovely Val. I was thinking about a simple dish for tonight, as I will be getting in late and this hits the spot. I have all the ingredients, I always have some Halloumi in the fridge.

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  10. I love halloumi and prefer to slice it!
    Looks very nice indeed!

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  11. You know you alsways get me with the halloumi Val!

    Can't imagine grilling a whole block of it though - I always slice it too (I love the wee charred bits!)

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  12. I grew up on cheeses, all sorts of cheeses, cheese my friends had never heard of. And I've never had halloumi. But I see recipes for it everywhere so I'm going to have to try it.

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  13. This is all I need. Give me this, and I'll be happy.

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  14. I went to Taste of the Danforth last weekend, (Greektown food festival) with the hopes of having some grilled halloumi but it didn't happen, I've been craving it for awhile, that looks delicious!

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  15. What a perfect meal for a busy summer day. Halloumi is now officially one of my very favorite cheeses.

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  16. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I have never had halloumi cheese so I will definitely have to try this recipe for sure. :)

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  17. This reminds me to buy Halloumi cheese next time I'm at the market. I love the simplicity of the meal. It looks delicious.

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  18. Ah yes! I just love grilled halloumi cheese although it costs a bomb over here! That recipe looks just great!

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  19. I haven't had halloumi in a long while. I was introduced to it at a little Mediterreanean place called Pasha's in Miami Beach,FL. It didn't look like yours, that's for sure. I'm 1000% positive yours tastes better (and is fresher)

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  20. Well my previous comment was about the cherry tomato salad but you know how I feel about halloumi.

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  21. Sis, I'm back. Three comments in a row. Now, I definitely have to address you as sis so that you will not confuse me with the other Ivy (lol).

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  22. I love eating like this...too bad the rest of the family wants a meal! I have looked every where for halloumi here and can't for the life of me find it!

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  23. I've heard great things about halloumi cheese (especially grilled) but the problem is I don't know where to get some!

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  24. Grilled halloumi is so good!

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  25. I just bought some halloumi, so your timing is perfect! I love the olive oil, lemon, and oregano trio, so this will be the recipe I use to grill my cheese! Wish me luck!

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  26. I agree with you Val after working long hours fire up the grill ad make delicious grilled halloumi cheese!!

    Rosie x

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  27. I have tomatoes coming out of my ears from my garden...now I just need to get hooked up with some of this cheese!

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