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Hot Honey Haloumi 

haloumi cheese

I've always wanted to try Haloumi cheese but never was able to find it at any grocery store near me. Until recently! I went to one of the local Mediterranian restaurants, Alladin, that also conveniently has a Mediterranian grocery store attached to it.  I immediately searched for haloumi cheese, they had it! I grabbed that and some other spices, nuts, and chickpeas as well. 

The only way I had ever seen anyone make haloumi cheese was pan-seared with honey and herbs, so I did a similar take but with lemon and red chili flakes.  I treated it like tofu, drying it off after cutting it into blocks, then seasoning it to let it marinate for a few hours before I cooking it.  

honey haloumi cheese


  • 1 block of haloumi cheese

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 TBS of honey

  • 1/2 Tsp red pepper flakes 

  • 1 Tsp Fresh Oregano 

  • 1/2 Tsp Kabseh Spice (ingredients in photo below)


  • Start by slicing your Haloumi cheese in to 1/4 inch thick slice and pat it dry on both sides. ​

  • In a bowl or container (that can be sealed later for marinating) combine the cheese and all of the ingredients.  Make sure that all of the cheese is covered in the sauce. 

  • Store in the fridge for at least 30 mins but the longer the better.  

  • After marinated, heat pan to medium/high heat and place all slices down for 2/3 minutes or until golden brown.  Flip and repeat on the other side.  

  • After cooked, place cheese on plate and pour remaining sauce on the cheese to serve.   

honey haloumi cheese
kabseh spices
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