Try this recipe for halloumi shawarma, then check out our air fryer halloumi fries, halloumi kebabs, halloumi souvlaki, grilled halloumi salad and more halloumi recipes.


  • 1 tbsp shawarma paste or spice blend, (we used Belazu)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 block halloumi, cut into thin slices
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • a splash red wine vinegar
  • 150g hummus
  • 150g natural yogurt
  • mint, a handful of leaves
  • 3 large flatbreads, warmed


  • STEP 1

    Heat the grill to high. Mix together the shawarma paste and lemon juice, and brush all over the halloumi. Spread out on a baking tray and leave for 5 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, toss the cucumber, tomatoes and red onion with the oil and red wine vinegar, and season. Mix together the hummus and yogurt.

  • STEP 3

    Grill the halloumi, turning once, until golden and sizzling.

  • STEP 4

    Divide the hummus yogurt between 3 plates and swirl. Top with the hot halloumi, sprinkle over the salad and the mint. Serve with warm flatbreads for scooping.


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