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Haloumi fig lemon
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Sweet haloumi, lemon and hazelnuts

A delicious easy to make snack or light meal, my Sweet haloumi, lemon and hazelnuts is a flavour combo made in heaven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2


  • 180 g haloumi
  • 1 red or green apple -julienned into thin strips
  • 10-20 hazelnuts - raw
  • 1 lemon/s -juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil -extra virgin

Optional extras

  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves -scattered over the dish are really delicious.
  • 4 Fresh figs -when in season are a delicious addition to this.


  • Cut the haloumi in half to make it thinner and also  lengthways, so you have four pieces.
  • You can cook haloumi in a pan or on the BBQ. 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.
  • 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.



Replace the hazelnuts with pepitas. 

I'd love to know how you like it? Post a comment below.