halloumi skewers with parsley and lemon salsa

  • makes about 30-35
  • Easy

This is the perfect vegetarian snack to serve with drinks and cocktails. The halloumi is wonderful with the concentrated taste of the preserved lemons. Get ahead by making the salsa in the morning.



  • halloumi 2 x 250g blocks, drained
  • olive oil 4 tbsp
  • wooden skewers 32
  • extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp
  • black olives 15, pitted and finely chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, finely chopped
  • small capers 1 tsp, rinsed
  • small preserved lemons 2, rind chopped or zest of 2 lemons
  • red wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • red onion 1 small, finely diced


  • Step 1

    step 1

    Put all the salsa ingredients into a small bowl, season and mix well. Cut each block of  halloumi into 8 equal slices. Cut each slice in half so you end up with 32 pieces. 

  • Step 2

    step 2

    Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan. Brown the halloumi on both sides, drain on paper towel then push in a skewer so it looks like a lollipop. You will need to do these in batches, adding a bit more oil as you go. Serve warm or at room temperature with the salsa.