Honey-glazed pan-fried haloumi

Serves: serves 3-4 as a starter
Prep: 15 minutes
Cooks In: 5 minutes

Honey-glazed pan-fried haloumi

Mmmmm haloumi – there’s one way to make it better and that’s by making it honey-glazed!

This recipe makes a nice lunch or entree, or a light dinner with extra salad. Perfect for sunny Summer days!

This recipe comes from the October/November issue of NADIA magazine


Print Recipe

  • lemons 2
  • honey 2 teaspoons
  • olive oil for cooking
  • haloumi 200 grams, cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • thyme sprigs 5, leaves only
  • cherry tomatoes ½ punnet
  • balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon

To serve

  • rocket or baby spinach a few handfuls
  • lightly toasted flaked almonds 2 tablespoons


  1. Zest and juice one of the lemons and add to a small bowl with the honey. Stir to combine and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Cut other lemon in half and add to pan, cut side down, until lightly charred. Set aside.

  3. Lightly wipe out pan and add another drizzle of oil. Add haloumi and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden. Add thyme leaves to pan for the final minute. Set haloumi aside on a plate.

  4. Add cherry tomatoes to the hot pan and cook for a few minutes until skins are slightly charred and blistered. Add balsamic vinegar and shake the pan to coat tomatoes. Add honey and lemon mixture to the pan and let it bubble for a minute or two until syrupy.

  5. Divide rocket between plates and arrange glazed haloumi on top. Spoon over cherry tomatoes and honey glaze. Season with freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle over toasted almonds. Serve with charred lemon halves for squeezing.