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Halloumi Meshwi (Pan-Grilled Halloumi with Lemon)

A recipe for Halloumi Meshwi (Pan-Grilled Halloumi with Lemon) from the cookbook, Palestine on a Plate. SlicesĀ of Halloumi cheese lightly coated in seasoned flour and pan-grilled in oil until golden.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Palestinian
Keyword cheese, halloumi, lemon, Palestine, Palestinian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
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Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper
  • 2 (7 ounce, 200 gram packages) halloumi cut lengthways into 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) slices
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime


  • In a shallow bowl, season the flour with the red pepper flakes and some black pepper. Dip the halloumi pieces in the flour and turn to coat.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and shallow fry the halloumi for about 1-2 minutes. Once it has begun to brown, turn the pieces over and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
  • When ready, plate up the golden halloumi and squeeze on some lemon or lime juice. Eat straightaway, otherwise it will get chewy.