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Cyprus Sandwich with Halloumi

Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine Cypriot, Mediterranean
Servings 3



  • 1 block Halloumi cheese 8.8 ounce
  • 3 French bread sandwich rolls Hoagie or Bolillo or finger rolls
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • tomato slices
  • fresh lettuce
  • kalamata olives
  • Greek peppers
  • lemon wedges


  • Slice halloumi into 12-15 thin pieces, and dredge in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Brown cheese in a skillet  with a little oil on both sides until golden.
  • Trim rolls to 8-inches long by 2-inches wide (if needed) and split open.
  • Line rolls with cheese and sprinkle lightly with dried oregano.
  • Top with other half of bread and place in a panini press or on a lightly oiled griddle or grill pan, weighted down,  and heat until hot and crispy.
  • Open sandwiches and add lettuce,  tomatoes, dressing with lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Serve sandwiches with olives and peppers as desired.
Keyword Panini
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