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Fried halloumi with honey on a white plate.
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5 from 6 votes

Fried Halloumi with Honey

Fried halloumi is tasty, easy and ready in 5 minutes. Once fried, crispy halloumi is paired with spicy honey to make a tasty appetizer in no time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 211kcal


  • 8 oz halloumi cheese
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • ½ tsp sumac
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Place the halloumi cheese on a cutting board and cut it into ½ inch (1.5 cm) thick slices. Pat dry the halloumi slices completely using a kitchen paper towel.
  • Heat the olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot and shimmery, place the halloumi slices in the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side, until they're golden and crispy. Transfer to the serving plate.
  • Warm the honey in the microwave (10 to 15 seconds) or in a small saucepan over medium low heat. drizzle over the fried halloumi. Top with Aleppo pepper, sumac and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.



  • Once fried, halloumi is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, therefore it's best to serve it immediately, as it would get rubbery when it cools. 
  • Instead of Aleppo pepper, you can use red pepper flakes. If 1 teaspoon sounds a lot, use less pepper. 
  • Nonstick pans work best for this recipe since halloumi is a delicate cheese and we don't want it to stick to the pan. 
  • You can find halloumi in many supermarkets in the cheese aisle near feta and mozzarella. If not available, check out your local Middle Eastern and Mediterranean shops. 
  • It's best not to have leftover fried halloumi because it doesn't reheat well. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To serve, cut them into smaller pieces and add it to salads or sandwiches.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 393mg | Iron: 0.3mg