Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Crannberry Chutney

November 21, 2017

Easy holiday appetizer recipe! Grilled Halloumi with Cranberry Chutney. Use store-bought or have your homemade cranberry sauce do double duty to keep things super fast and easy | One Hungry Mama

With the right recipes, putting together a fantastic holiday spread doesn’t have to be hard. Especially when components — like my Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce — can do double duty to keep things super fast and easy, like with this appetizer for Grilled Halloumi with Cranberry Chutney.


Of course, you know me… if you prefer, you can always use store-bought cranberry sauce or chutney (for both your holiday dinner and this festive holiday appetizer). No judgements here, though making homemade is so simple and can be done up to five days ahead of time.


One last note: Like I mention in the video, grilled Halloumi can get rubbery if it sits too long, so be sure to make it right before your guests arrive. It’s easy enough to do and you only need 10 minutes, max. I promise your guests will eat this up fast enough that, as long as you serve it in time, you’ll have no issues at all.


Grilled Halloumi with Cranberry Chutney


  • Halloumi cheese (figure on 2-3 slices per person depending on how much else you're serving, and about 10 slices per package)
  • Lemons, for fresh lemon juice (1-2 lemons should be plenty, even for a big party)
  • Lemon zest (the curly kind; the kind made by a microplane will disappear), optional
  • Cranberry Chutney, one jar of store bought or one batch of my homemade Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce


  1. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. In the meantime, slice the Halloumi cheese about 1/4-inch thick. Throw into the hot pan and cook until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook until golden brown and melty on the other side, as well.
  2. Transfer to a serving platter and give a light squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  3. Top each slice of grilled cheese with a dollop of cranberry chutney; about 1 teaspoon is plenty. Garnish with lemon zest if using.
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2 Responses

  1. Hungry Mama here too. this looks great for the 4th of july. i am going to try this out for our 4th party.

  2. Gotta try this recipe soon. Thank you for sharing, it sounds easy and delicious.

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