Aug 2, 2009

Halloumi Sandwich

If you have never had the amazing Cyprus Halloumi cheese then you are in for a real treat. I love to make this filling for fast sandwiches as lunch or a snack. You should be able to find this cheese in most Mediterranean, Turkish or Middle Eastern stores. The olive oil, basil and tomato give this an extra kick. Do not worry about melting the cheese because Halloumi is extremely durable even in high heat.

1 slice of Halloumi cheese, cut in half
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small tomato, sliced
1 sandwich roll or Portuguese roll

1. In a 4-inch non-stick skillet on medium heat, add olive oil. Add basil then add cheese slices, cook on each side until golden. Remove cheese from heat, set aside. Add tomato slices, cook until warmed remove, and set aside. Cut bread down the middle and carefully add cheese slices long ways. Add tomatoes and then put sandwich together and place back into the pan. Allow bread to cook for 20 seconds then flip and cook other side.

Yields: 1 servings

4 fabulous comments:

Ann said...

Your sandwich looks tempting..havent tried this one..!!

Noor said...

Thanks Ann it is very good. But once you have one you will be hooked for sure. Its not like any other cheese.

Anonymous said...

Recently I've been having Halloumi sandwich whenever and been wondering about that missing ingredient/ touch it needs. This totally fixed it! Thank you. (fully known this post is from 2009, but still.)

Noor said...

Thanks so much yea olive oil is a must for it when I have it as well. I am so glad you enjoyed it you should try it on salads as well, I just love it.