Halloumi is brilliant – it’s great for quick dinners and veggie barbecues. BBC Food has halloumi recipes for every occasion. Try it in veggie burgers, risottos, pastas or even as a veggie alternative to bacon.
by Nigella Lawson
There is something so compelling about this squeaky cheese, and my fridge is stocked with it at all times. Most regularly I treat it as vegetarian bacon, dry-fried in a hot pan then dolloped with a peeled, soft-boiled egg. But the idea for this recipe came to me one evening when I felt the need to counter the siren call of the halloumi’s saltiness with some sweet-and-heat.