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Turmeric Sesame Crusted Halloumi with Hot Ginger Honey

Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese that is typically made with sheep of goat’s milk. It is perfect for grilling, as unlike other cheeses, it holds its shape when cooked! Paired with nutty sesame seeds and hot honey, halloumi is the perfect low-effort appetizer to protein addition to your favorite salad.

Halloumi is a simple and delicious protein option for vegetarian guests, throw a few slices onto the grill and serve on top of salad, on a skewer, or as a burger replacement.

This recipe was featured in the June issue of the San Diego Jewish Journal. A local publication that I've recently started writing for. Check out the issue and past issues to get a feel for my modern twists on jewish classics!

Want more Jewish inspired recipes? Check out my collection here

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Turmeric Sesame Crusted Halloumi with Hot Ginger Honey

Author: Micah Siva for the San Diego Jewish Journal

Cuisine: Jewish, baking

Total time: 30-35 min

Serves: 4-6


Hot Ginger Honey

½ cup honey

½ tsp chili flakes

1, 1-inch slice fresh ginger

Sesame Halloumi

¼ cup sesame seeds

¼ tsp turmeric

¼ tsp smoked paprika

1 block Halloumi cheese, sliced into ¼ inch slices

1 tsp olive oil


  1. Combine sesame seeds, turmeric, and paprika on a plate.

  2. Press seeds onto both sides of halloumi.

  3. Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add halloumi, cooking for 4-5 minutes, or until golden, per side.

  4. Drizzle with honey.

  5. Serve immediately, enjoy!

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