Vegetarian keto 5-min sauteed halloumi

Cypriot cheese halloumi is a great choice for grilling, baking or frying, as it remains chewy and doesn't melt away. There are many ways to cook the halloumi cheese: you may grill it using a grill or a grill pan, fry it in a regular non-stick skillet, bake it using your oven or oven broiler or toast it in your sandwich maker. No matter the cooking method you choose, the amazing end flavor result is the same!

1 min
4 min

Nutrition facts

Energy: 249 kcal
Protein: 14.4 gr
Fat: 21.2 gr
Net carbs: 0.5 gr


120 gr halloumi cheese - regular or vegetarian

1 tbsp(s) olive oil (14 gr)

1 tbsp(s) lemon juice (15 gr)


  1. Cut the halloumi cheese into 2 or 4 slices, depending on how thick you prefer to have your cheese
  2. Wipe the cheese with a paper towel to remove excess water
  3. Place a non-stick grill pan over high heat
  4. Brush both sides of halloumi slices with olive oil and place them in the pan
    • If the utensil you are using, is super non-stick, you may skip brushing with the olive oil; as such, the cheese will grill on its own fat. Garnish the cheese with the olive oil when served, instead
  5. Cook the first side for 1-2 minutes, until all liquid released from the cheese is gone and there are brown color grill lines
  6. Then cook the other side for 1-2 more minutes
  7. Serve while still hot and garnish with the remaining olive oil & lemon juice


For Non-Veg Ketoers:

  • Add 1 slice of bacon (about 28gr / 1oz) per serving, chopped & sauteed in the skillet along with the halloumi ->
  • 31.6gr Fat, 18.25gr Protein, 0.5gr Net carbs and 359 kcal per serving

Serving size: 2 or 4 slices, depending on how thick you've cut the cheese

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