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Pan-fried Halloumi with Gooseberries and Mint

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Perfect for nibbling, or as a starter with a few drizzles of sweet tangy raspberry balsamic glaze and quality olive oil, these pan-fried Halloumi cheese are crisp, sticky, chewy and totally delicious. It is best served warm and you can complement it with different kinds of seasonal fruit, fresh mint or oregano leaves. Once it cools down, halloumi will get rubbery again. It can be reheated slightly, but the taste and texture won't be the same.
Tangy and salty with squeaky spongy texture, Halloumi (or Haloumi) is a semihard, unripened, and brined cheese traditionally made with goat's and/or sheep's milk. It's most used as a grilling/frying cheese because it maintains its shape when heated. It can be found in most supermarkets or specialty stores. I bought mine in ALDI.

  • 250 g Halloumi, cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • Gooseberries or cherries, pitted
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Raspberry balsamic glaze
  • Freshly milled pepper
  1. Heat a non-stick grill pan or frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush halloumi slices lightly with olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice too if you like. Cook halloumi for 1-2 minutes. When it starts to brown and crisp up turn the slices over and cook on the other side for another minute or two.
  2. Arrange halloumi on a plate with the gooseberries or cherries and mint. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and balsamic glaze and season with freshly milled pepper. | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


Marissa 27/7/20 20:27

You can't go wrong with pan-fried halloumi! What a fun starter to share!

Martyna 27/7/20 21:09

This looks very delicious ;)

Gloria Baker 27/7/20 22:06

this looks beautiful Angie, really beautiful! xo

lisa is cooking 27/7/20 22:50

I love the "squeakiness" of halloumi! And, I love it with fruit. This looks so good.

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 28/7/20 00:10

Angie, I love the fruity twist you gave this delicious Halloumi. It looks so addicting and delicious!

Raymund 28/7/20 00:26

That is my favourite cheese, love the saltiness and texture of it specially just right off the grill. Yum!!!

Evi Erlinda 28/7/20 00:57

This plate looks awesome!
I am drooling :)

tigerfish 28/7/20 03:07

These few ingredients are just what you need because each holds a distinct bold flavor and when put together, will be so in harmony!

Nancy Chan 28/7/20 14:10

Halloumi is new to me. It looks and sounds delicious.

Eva Taylor 28/7/20 14:11

We just had some friends over for a socially responsible dinner al fresco and she brought a grilled halloumi salad with grilled peaches, it was wonderful. Love your salad too, will try it next time for sure.

Tania| My Kitchen Stories 28/7/20 15:22

Haloumi is a great treat and so perfect with balsamic glaze and mint. Great idea!

Kitchen Riffs 28/7/20 16:09

Great way to prepare halloumi! Love the idea of pairing it with gooseberries. I don't see those in our markets that much these days -- only farmers markets. Alas. :-) Neat dish -- thanks.

Pam 28/7/20 17:44

What a tasty combination!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 28/7/20 23:09

This sounds wonderful and your photos are gorgeous! I love how those berries are all over so nice!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 28/7/20 23:43

Fruit and cheese makes an excellent starter...though I'd be happy with this yummy combination for lunch, too!

mjskit 29/7/20 01:54

I've never done anything with Halloumi because I have a hard time finding it. Your salad looks so awesome that it has inspired me to look a little harder. A beautiful seasonal salad Angie!

Mae Travels 29/7/20 08:37

I wonder if I can get Halloumi -- this sounds like a good idea. We definitely never see gooseberries here in the US. I don't know what they taste like!

be well... mae at

Sherry's Pickings 29/7/20 10:17

i love halloumi! so squeaky, so salty, so delicious. this looks great Angie. Mm just wondering about that weird comment above re hacking into ATMs. maybe you should delete it? cos it seems to be criminal!

Natalia 29/7/20 13:16

Yum, I love that cheese, sp perfect in salads! Looks so pretty!

Debra Eliotseats 29/7/20 13:54

I can actually get this cheese from a local purveyor. I love it! Great dish with interesting ingredients.

Angie's Recipes 29/7/20 15:28

@Sherry's Pickings Thanks, Sherry. I didn't notice it. These days I got lots of SPAM...

Anca 29/7/20 16:06

The dish looks so inviting and I'm sure that it is delicious too.

Catherine 29/7/20 21:16

Sounds so delicious!! So many fresh flavors. xoxo Catherine

Abbe@This is How I Cook 30/7/20 00:19

I just love halloumi! And I have it and cherries in the fridge!

foodtravelandwine 30/7/20 05:36

I love summer is a classic!....I love the idea to combine with cherries.....wonderful!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

gluten Free A_Z Blog 30/7/20 06:25

I love the combination of flavors in this recipe. I can only imagine how good it tastes@

speedy70 30/7/20 09:10

Un piatto raffinato e delizioso, complimenti!!!

FLAVZCORNER 30/7/20 14:29

That’s a delicious starter and looks really inviting!

Kelly | Foodtasia 30/7/20 23:51

Yum! Looks wonderful! I love fried halloumi. So delicious served with the cherries. I haven't tried gooseberries before, but now I think I'll have to!

Valentina 30/7/20 23:55

I just fried Halloumi for the first time the other day and my entire family loved it! I will try this salad as a way to serve it next. Lovely! :-) ~Valentina

Jeanette 4/8/20 17:49

I've been thinking of making my own halloumi cheese but haven't gotten around to it yet - might have to just buy some so I can try this recipe

yonosoymillenium 5/8/20 11:32

que delicia, no habia visto nunca esta receta ❤️❤️❤️

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/8/20 22:34

I've only had pan fried Halloumi once and remember how much I enjoy it! The raspberry balsamic glaze sounds wonderful. The gooseberries might be a little more difficult to find here :)

Julie 7/8/20 04:50

wow, all flavors are pefectly balanced in here..looks perfect for a starter!!

Izaa 12/8/20 09:26

I really like halloumi and your food looks delicious

Noob Cook 9/9/20 08:28

Looooove the gorgeous grill marks!


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