Fried Haloumi with Basil

Fried Haloumi with Basil


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Haloumi cheese is particularly suited to frying because it has a high melting point. Here it is served with an onion, tomato and basil salad.

Serves: 4 

  • 2 pieces haloumi, about 250g each
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, torn
  • 2 teaspoons sumac
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • flour for dusting
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Cut the haloumi into 2cm slices.
  2. Make a salad from the onion, tomatoes, basil and sumac, and dress with salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan. Lightly dust the cheese with flour, shaking off the excess. Pour olive oil into the pan and add the slices of haloumi. Cook quickly until golden on both sides then remove to a platter.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice over the cheese, then scatter the salad over and serve.

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