+ Haloumi Recipe - Sweet Haloumi, Lemon and Hazel Nuts

Sweet haloumi, lemon and hazelnuts

This haloumi recipe is a super fast, easy to make, nutritious snack or light lunch.  I always have a packet of haloumi in the fridge for a last minute lunch or a quick snack.  I sometimes make this for my kids for an after school snack too.  It’s so delicious and pretty, you can even make this as a starter when entertaining.  Talk about versatile!

Why is it healthy?
Because the haloumi and nuts are a source of protein and the apple is a rich source of vitamins, phytonutrients and fibre.

Serves 2-4

1 pack of haloumi.  Halve the block (to make it thinner) and also lengthways, so you have four pieces
1 red or green apple, julienned into thin strips
10-20 raw hazelnuts
Juice of one lemon (you can also add zest for an immune boost)
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Optional extras
Mint leaves, scattered over the dish are really delicious.
Figs, when in season are a delicious addition to this.


  1. You can cook haloumi in a pan or on the BBQ.
  2. However, I find the quickest and easiest way is in a sandwich press.  Heat the press, then place the haloumi and hazelnuts in it for a few minutes or until they have browned.
  3. Divide the haloumi and hazelnuts between the plates, scatter over the apple and mint and drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil.

The acidity of the lemon, sweetness of the apple and saltiness of the haloumi is a heavenly flavour combination.  It’s important however to eat the haloumi straight off the press whilst it is hot and crunchy on the outside and soft inside.  As it cools, haloumi has a tendency to go rubbery – so eat it quickly!

This takes little longer than cutting up an apple.  Give it a go, it’s delicious and sure to become a favourite.

 Love to know how you like it?  Post a comment below.

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  • Rosanne O’Brien

    Molly and I love haloumi will have to try this recipe. Thanks G

    • So easy with a sandwich press. The flavour combination is lovely. Enjoy G x

  • Nat

    I need to get a sandwich press. Good idea- and putting the nuts in there too!

    • Makes it a very quick, actually only a couple of minutes to make. G x

  • Rosanne O’Brien

    Hi G I finally tried this for my lunch today. It’s was beautiful. Thanks x

    • Pear is a great substitution. Nashi pear is yummo too. Pleased you enjoyed, G x

  • Rosanne O’Brien

    Me again forgot to say I used Pear instead as I had no apples left. Really good

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