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Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Blood Oranges

Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Blood Oranges

Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Blood Oranges is one of our favorite appetizers. Greek Halloumi cheese, grilled and topped with blood oranges.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: fried cheese, grilled halloumi recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 appetizers
Author: Laura Franco

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces of Halloumi cheese
  • 1 blood orange cut into 4 slices and then each slice halved
  • 1 French baguette sliced into 2-inch slices
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 9-10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • Honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Brush both sides of the baguette with 1 TBS of the olive oil.
  • Place the baguette slices on a cookie sheet and bake them until they just start to turn brown and crispy; usually about 10-15 minutes.
  • When the baguette slices are brown and a little crispy, remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  • Change oven temperature to broil.
  • Cut Halloumi cheese into 8 even 1-ounce slices.
  • Turn stovetop burner on medium-high.
  • In an ovenproof stovetop skillet (I use a cast a cast iron skillet), add 1 TBS olive oil.
  • Add the Halloumi slices and the fresh thyme leaves from 4-5 of the thyme sprigs.
  • Grilled the cheese for 3-5 minutes each side until it turns to a light brown color.
  • When the cheese is brown on both sides, top each piece of cheese with 1/2 orange slice.
  • Place them in the oven on broil for another 3 minutes - watch them carefully so they don't burn and if they are getting too brown remove them before the 3 minutes.
  • Remove them from the skillet and place them on a serving plate.
  • Serve them with the slices of baguette.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and honey.
  • Garnish with the remaining thyme sprigs.