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A photo of roasted red peppers with grilled halloumi cheese garnished with basil.

Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Roasted Red Peppers

Halloumi cheese could very well be an underrated ingredient. Grilling it and mixing it with other fresh ingredients makes for a wonderful treat.  

Course lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword grilled halloumi, halloumi cheese recipe, roasted red peppers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 370 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 2-3 red peppers
  • Olive oil
  • 180 g of halloumi cheese
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 2-3 sprigs of parsley chopped finely
  • 11 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Put your red peppers in a baking tray, then add a glug of oil. Make sure the peppers are fully coated, then roast them in the oven until the skin darkens and loosens.
  3. Once the peppers are done, transfer to a bowl, then cover with cling film to steam for about 15 minutes (which will help loosen the skin).
  4. Peel, de-seed and quarter then roasted peppers (it doesn't have to be skinned perfectly, just make sure you take off loose areas).
  5. Lightly coat the halloumi cheese with olive oil, then firmly stick on one side of the halloumi cheese.

  6. Pre-heat a griddle or frying pan, and make sure it gets nice and hot.
  7. Grill the halloumi cheese (starting with the basil side down first) on both sides for about 2 minutes on each sides to achieve a nice colour.
  8. In a bowl, firmly whisk together the mustard, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil until combined. Then stir in your parsley, salt and pepper.
  9. To assemble, place one slab of grilled halloumi cheese over one quarter of the roasted capsicum each, top with the vinaigrette and shredded basil then serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you remove at least most of the skin on the peppers as it can interfere with the dish. 
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Roasted Red Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 336
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.3g57%
Saturated Fat 10.3g64%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 216mg6%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 7.5g15%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.