Grilled Halloumi Sandwiches

5 from 6 reviews

These grilled halloumi sandwiches are a simple but tasty vegetarian dinner recipe!



  1. Brush the inside of the buns with a bit of olive oil. I actually used a spray olive oil to lightly coat the buns.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet or non-stick grill pan over medium heat. Place the buns cut side down on the pan while it heats up for 2-3 minutes. The buns should be just slightly toasted.
  3. Place the halloumi slices in the pan in a single layer. (If your pan is small, you can do this in batches.)
  4. Cook the halloumi for 2 minutes or until lightly browned then flipĀ and continue to cook for 2 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  5. Top each sandwich with a slice of tomato and two pieces of halloumi.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or pesto, if desired. Alex liked his plain, I liked mine with balsamic.


I’ve tried grilling halloumi on a cast iron grill pan, a cast iron skillet, and a non-stick skillet and I got the best results with the non-stick skillet. A cast iron pan can work but the halloumi is more likely to stick and it can melt if it’s heated for too long. I’d recommend a non-stick pan, if possible.

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