Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette

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Recipe: #9339

April 29, 2013

"From Delia Smith's Summer Collection. I first tried this recipe when Annelies posted the recipe online. It was instantly a hit with my family and put Delia Smith on my culinary radar."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (239.2 g)
  • Calories 684.7
  • Total Fat - 65.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 33 g
  • Cholesterol - 153.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1051.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 14.9 g
  • Calcium - 148.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Season flour with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Pat cheese dry with paper towels and slice into 8 pieces.

Step 3

Whisk together dressing and set aside.

Step 4

Dredge cheese in seasoned flour, then cook in hot oil about a minute on each side or until golden.

Step 5

Serve cheese with dressing drizzled over, and garnished with fresh cilantro. Serve over a bed of baby lettuce if you'd like this as a salad.


  • Serves 2 as a light dinner, 4 as an appetizer.

2 Reviews


Fried Halloumi with a vinaigrette is one of my favorite appetizers. Everyone loves it, it's beautiful, and it's so easy to prepare. Hot appetizers for a dinner party can be difficult, but this one is super easy and frying these little beauties in front of guests always gets the oohs and ahhs... and then they taste it! Thanks for posting this recipe - it will be made again and again!


review by:
(21 Jul 2018)


I love Halloumi and this lovely recipe does not disappoint. The cheese and vinaigrette compliment one another perfectly. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe, which I will enjoy again. Made for Susie's World Tour - Malta.


review by:
(21 Jul 2018)

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