Spicy Halloumi with Tomato and Cilantro Salad

Preparation info
  • Makes


    adult portions
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Madhouse Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for the Busy Family Kitchen

By Jo Pratt

Published 2013

  • About

Halloumi cheese, originally from Cyprus, is a firm cheese with a strong, salty flavor that is more than a match for the spices in this recipe—in fact, you can say it’s a match made in heaven!


For the Spicy Halloumi

  • 13 ounces halloumi cheese, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Put the halloumi cheese in a nonmetallic bowl or sandwich bag. Mix together the olive oil, garam masala, chili powder and lemon juice. Pour over the halloumi and gently turn the cheese so it is coated in the spiced oil. Cover and leave the cheese to marinate in the refrigerator 2 hours so it absorbs the flavors. (Ideally, the halloumi needs a couple of hours in the spice