Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Total Time:
10 min
5 min
5 min

4 servings

  • 1/2 pound chunk Halloumi
  • 2 tablespoons picked oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 grilled lemon, juiced
  • Pita bread, grilled

Brush the cheese with olive oil and place onto a medium hot grill for 2 minutes on each side, or until marked. Remove and slice into 1/2-inch pieces. Sprinkle with oregano. Drizzle the olive oil on top and squeeze the lemon juice over the cheese. Serve with grilled pita bread.

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We really liked this recipe. I took another reviewer's advice and cut the block of cheese into about 1/4 inch thick slices, grilled and topped with the lemon, oil and oregano. It was really tasty. I will definitely be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The olive oil and oregano were a great touch! This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The traditional way to grill this fabulous cheese is to rinse first (it's very salty), slice, then grill. Brushing with olive oil is optional but very tasty. This is much tastier than grilling the entire piece. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm famous among friends for grilling almost everything so when I saw a recipe for grilled cheese, I couldn't wait to try it. There's nothing wrong with this recipe; it's the cheese itself that was disappointing. I expected the cheese to melt and be very soft -- more like brie when baked -- but the cheese doesn't give at all to the heat. It's very plastic and actually squeaks in your teeth when you eat it. I marinated the cheese in olive oil, grill seasoning and hot pepper flakes but the dense cheese took on none of the flavors. All of my friends agreed: This is a "do not repeat" recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bobby, This recipe is awesome! I am a personal chef specializing in Mediterranean cuisine and this is a very popular party recipe on my menu. I love your recipes--easy to follow and always a hit-healthy too (usually)! Keep up the good work! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Halloumi cheese is a new thing around TX but we have one store in Austin that carries it. I tried this tonight after having it at a Mediterranean cafe last week and it was even better at home with a little caramelized garlic chunks on top. Bobby's idea to add the lemon juice was the kicker. GREAT recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.