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spiced halloumi pittas

One of my favourite spice combinations is of coriander, cumin and chilli, which I’ve put to work on my grilled halloumi pittas. All we need now is some sunshine.

Spiced Halloumi Pittas


Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


Olive oil

1 teaspoon of ground coriander

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of chilli flakes



6 slices of halloumi cheese

2 heaped tablespoons of Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of harissa paste

2 small pitta breads

4 cherry tomatoes

Handful of salad greens


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in your griddle (or frying) pan. In a large, shallow bowl, mix together the coriander, cumin, chilli flakes with a pinch of salt and pepper. Dip the halloumi slices into the herbs so that both sides are lightly coated. Fry the halloumi for 5 minutes on either side, or until they are golden and cooked through.
  1. Meanwhile, spoon the Greek yogurt into a bowl and mix in the harissa paste. Toast the pitta breads and slice the tomatoes. Sprinkle the tomatoes with a pinch of salt.
  1. When your halloumi is done, assemble your pittas by smearing the insides with the harissa yogurt. Stuff with a few pieces of halloumi, and finish with some cherry tomato slices and salad greens.

This recipe first appeared in The Irish Independent on September 3rd

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