Seared Halloumi with Hemp Dukkah and Honey

Hemp foods - Seared halloumi with hemp dukkah and honey

Halloumi has got to be one of my all time favourite cheeses. It is salty, firm, versatile and it makes a delightful squeaky noice when you chew it.

Halloumi makes a great addition to salads and cheese platters. It has often come to my rescue when I discover last minute at a dinner party that a guest is vegetarian!

In this recipe, we use Vasse Valley’s award-winning Roasted Hemp Seed Dukkah to spice up a traditional seared Halloumi. A drizzle of honey after frying creates the perfect sweet and sour combo.

Serves 4


2 packets Halloumi

2 tbsp plain flour

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup Vasse Valley Roasted Hemp Seed Dukkah

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup honey, warmed


  1. Slice Halloumi diagonally into flat triangles, about 1 – 1.5 cm thick.
  2. Coat each slice thinly with flour, dip in beaten egg, then dip in dukkah.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry a few slices of Halloumi at a time till nice and toasty brown on both sides.
  4. Drizzle with some honey before serving with a nice salad.

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