Halloumi with tomatoes & pomegranate molasses

Halloumi with tomatoes & pomegranate molasses

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 8 mins


Serves 2
Salty halloumi cheese, sweet pomegranate molasses and fresh mint make a delicious combination in this quick Lebanese meze dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal424
  • fat35g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein24g
  • salt3.5g
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  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ tsp za’atar



    This Middle Eastern and Levantine flavouring changes lives once

  • 225g pack halloumi, sliced



    A semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or…

  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • handful mint leaves, to serve
  • 1-2 tsp pomegranate seeds, to serve


  1. Pour the olive oil into a medium bowl, add the za’atar and stir to combine. Add the halloumi and toss in the mixture until well coated.

  2. Heat a large griddle pan. Place the halloumi in the pan and cook for 1-2 mins, then turn over and cook for a further 1-2 mins until golden brown on both sides. After turning the halloumi, add the cherry tomatoes and move them around the pan quickly so they cook all over.

  3. Transfer the halloumi and tomatoes to a plate, then drizzle over the pomegranate molasses and serve with the mint leaves and pomegranate seeds scattered over.

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10th Sep, 2017
Superb. Did the Halloumi and Tomatoes on the BBQ. Really delicious recipe!!!
3rd Sep, 2017
Yum, and really easy, did as part of sharing platter. Will def do this again.
30th Sep, 2016
Fabulous balance of flavours. We use a pomegranate sour that was bought in Turkey and normally serve it on some grilled aubergine or courgette. Yum.
23rd Jan, 2016
Loved this.The balance of sweet, salty and sour is perfect.
5th Oct, 2015
Delicious - the pomegranate molasses really bring out the saltiness of the halloumi. Highly recommend.
27th Apr, 2016
What is za'atar and where do you buy it? is it essential to complete the recipe
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