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halloumi bites with capsicum dipping sauce

Halloumi Bites with Capsicum Dipping Sauce

Course Starters
Servings 2 people


Capsicum Dipping Sauce

  • 1 whole capsicum
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch chilli powder
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Halloumi Bites

  • 1 packet Olympus Halloumi, cubed


  • Capsicum Dipping Sauce
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  • Lightly toast the walnuts in a dry non-stick heavy-bottomed frying pan and set aside.
  • Slice capsicum and deseed
  • Turn same pan onto a high heat, and place capsicum pieces skin side down in pan.
  • Fry until skin blackens, then transfer to oven for 20 minutes to cook through.
  • Once cooked, transfer to a heat-proof bowl, and cover with glad wrap to 'sweat' the capsicum.
  • Once cool, remove skin from capsicum
  • Place in your food processor along with garlic and spices, and process until smooth.
  • Add toasted walnuts, and pulse to a chunky texture.
  • Transfer to a bowl, and squeeze in lemon and add molasses and olive oil, stirring to combine.
  • Spoon into serving dish and set aside while you cook the halloumi.

Halloumi Bites

  • When the fat of the cheese starts to release, the halloumi will begin to brown. Watch carefully to avoid burning, turning until golden on each side.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately with toothpicks for easy dipping into the delicious sauce.


Want to know where to find Olympus Halloumi?

halloumi bites
Olympus Halloumi is available at many local delis, specialty grocers and IGA's. Head to our stockists page for more info.
Keyword capsicum, halloumi, pomegranate molasses