Halloumi and bacon appetizer


  • 250 gr halloumi chopped in thick rectangular pieces
  • 10 pieces bacon
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives



  1. Preheat the oven at 180⁰c.
  2. Cut the halloumi into 20 slices. Stretch each piece of bacon using the back of a knife and then cut it in the middle. Sprinkle black pepper on the bacon and then the chives.
  3. Wrap the bacon around the halloumi in a spiral fashion.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the bacon turns crispy brown.

Spicy warm halloumi salad


For the halloumi

4 CHARALAMBIDES CHRISTIS halloumi slices (about 350gr total)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chili or hot paprika powder
  • Juice of ½ a lemon


For the salad

  • 400gr cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 small dry onion sliced
  • Leaves from fresh coriander or parsley, thickly cut
  • 40ml olive oil
  • 1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice

Pitta bread for serving



Place the olive oil, turmeric, chili and lemon juice into a small bowl and mix together well. Brush the mixture on the 4 large halloumi slices. Fry the halloumi in a non-stick pan for about 2 minutes on each side or until it turns golden in colour.

Place the cherry tomatoes, onion, fresh coriander or parsley, olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl and mix.

Split the salad in portions, add one slice of cooked halloumi in each and serve with hot pitta bread.

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