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Golden fried haloumi and olives

Our hot tip: drizzle your still-warm haloumi with some honey.

By Hugh Wennerbom
  • Serves 4
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The combination of warm, salty olives and golden fried haloumi with slices of sourdough is the perfect Greek-style appetiser. For the best texture, use soft, fresh haloumi, available from delicatessens and specialty grocers.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 gm fresh haloumi, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey (or to taste)
  • Finely grated zest of ½ orange
  • Warm marinated olives, to serve
  • Sourdough, to serve


  • 1
    Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat, add haloumi in batches and cook, turning once, until golden (2-3 minutes).
  • 2
    Return all haloumi to pan, drizzle with honey and scatter with zest. Season with black pepper and serve immediately with olives and sourdough.