Halloumi is beautiful when cooked simply. Sliced, fried and eaten with relish and that essential squeeze of lemon. However, if you feel like sharing it with friends from time to time, you may want to accompany your halloumi with a delectable dipping sauce. This capsicum dipping sauce is adapted from a traditional Middle Eastern dip called Muhammara. It is usually drizzled with fresh pomegranate and yoghurt, and served over meat or with chunks of bread. It has a fresh, strong taste and a coarse texture provided by toasted walnuts. The addition of pomegranate molasses gives the dip a nice bite.
This capsicum dip is a great accompaniment to our minted Olympus Halloumi. The flavours work so well and it feels full and generous in the mouth with halloumi’s soft squishiness balancing out the nutty texture of the dip. The recipe makes the perfect amount for a packet of halloumi cut into bite size pieces. Delectebly more-ish!