How to Grill Perfect Halloumi - Έτσι θα ψήσεις το τέλειο χαλλούμι!

Grilling halloumi can transform this cheese into a delightful, savory treat with a beautiful crispy exterior and soft interior. Here’s a detailed guide to grilling perfect haIIoumi.


  • Ηalloumi cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Olive oil

Preparation Steps

  1. Prepare the Grill Area:
    • Clean and preheat the grill.
  2. Slice the Ingredients:
    • Cut halloumi and tomatoes into thick slices.
  3. Season the Ingredients:
    • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and thyme over the halloumi and tomatoes.
    • Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Grill the Ηalloumi and Tomatoes:
    • Preheat the grill and lightly oil the grate.
    • Place the haIIoumi and tomato slices on the grill.
    • Cook until they are softened and have a nice char, typically a few minutes on each side.

Tips for Perfect Grilled Ηalloumi

  • Avoid Sticking: Lightly oil both the grill and the cheese to prevent sticking.
  • Consistent Heat: Maintain medium-high heat for even cooking.
  • Quick Cooking: Halloumi cooks quickly, so keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking.

Serving Suggestions

Grilled haIIoumi can be served as a standalone appetizer, in salads, or as part of a Mediterranean mezze platter. Pair it with grilled vegetables, fresh greens, or a light lemon vinaigrette for a complete dish.