Fried Halloumi and Courgette with Red Pepper Salsa

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Halloumi is a salty cheese that keeps its shape when fried. Here, it pairs beautifully with sweet courgettes.

recipe updated 8 Jun 2020


  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    2 (about 300 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    1 (about 6 g)
  • Fresh chilli icon
    Fresh chilli
    1 (about 20 g)
  • Lemon icon
    ½ (about 29 g)
  • Mint icon
    1 tbsp (about 1.65 g)
  • Courgette icon
    250 g (about 1 ¼)
  • Halloumi icon
    200 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.3 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.65 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Add red bell pepper, garlic clove, fresh chilli, lemon, extra virgin olive oil and mint to a clean small bowl
  2. Mix until well combined then set aside
  3. Heat olive oil to a clean frying pan
  4. Add courgette to the frying pan
  5. Fry in frying pan - 2 min, medium heat
  6. Turn
  7. Fry in frying pan until light golden - 1 min, medium heat
  8. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  9. Transfer content of frying pan to plate
  10. Heat olive oil to the frying pan
  11. Add halloumi to the frying pan
  12. Fry evenly in frying pan until golden brown - 4 min, medium heat
  13. Transfer content of frying pan to plate
  14. Serve
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