Grilled Halloumi Pita Sandwiches Recipe

Grill-seared slices of halloumi cheese make a hearty filling for pita sandwiches. . Joshua Bousel

Salty halloumi cheese browns beautifully on the grill and is perfect for making filling pita sandwiches with tomato, red onion, lettuce, and tzatziki.

Why this recipe works:

  • Halloumi cheese has a high melting point, which means it will brown on the grill without melting away.
  • Tangy and salty halloumi has a robust flavor that makes it stand out in a sandwich.

Recipe Details

Grilled Halloumi Pita Sandwiches Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 15 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 4 Greek-style pocketless pitas

  • 1 pound Halloumi cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 small head red leaf lettuce, rinsed and dried

  • 1 cup Tzatziki


  1. Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place pita on grill and cook until warm and pliable, about 30 seconds per side. Remove pita from grill.

  2. Grill cheese until well browned on both sides, 1-2 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer cheese to warmed pita and top with tomato slices, red onion, lettuce, and tzatziki. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
634 Calories
31g Fat
53g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 634
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 1247mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 724mg 56%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 623mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)