Can You Put Halloumi In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

Cooking halloumi in an air fryer gives similar results to pan fried halloumi.Using the air fryer results in halloumi that’s golden brown and crispy.

Air fried halloumi is also far less oily and greasy than pan fried halloumi which does make it different. Plus air fried halloumi is slightly drier than pan fried.

Which is why we suggest serving it with moisture rich foods like salads and tomato based meals.

Why You’ll Love Air Fried Halloumi

We’re sure you’re going to love air fried halloumi because it’s;

  • Easy to cook
    All you need to do is set the temperature and timer on the air fryer and walk away until it’s done.
  • Needs no attention
    Unlike pan fried halloumi that needs constant attention to prevent it from burning, the air fryer sticks at a constant temperature for the allotted timespan.
  • Lower calorie
    As you use little to no oil in an air fryer, the halloumi contains less oil which lowers the calorific content.
  • Less messy
    Cooking halloumi on the hob in a pan often results in the pan spitting and spreading oil around the kitchen. Air fryers are all contained so there’s no chance of fat, oil or anything else spitting out over your kitchen work surfaces.

Air Fried Halloumi

This is the easiest way to cook halloumi and takes less than 10 minutes.


  • 1 Block of Halloumi Cheese (225g/8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Slice the halloumi block into 6 equal sized slices
  3. Brush all sides of the halloumi with olive oil
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with oil
  5. Place the halloumi slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring there is a space between each piece
  6. Cook for 6 minutes
  7. Turn the halloumi slices
  8. Cook for a further 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp
  9. Serve

Air Fried Halloumi Cooking Tips

  • Cooking times are for guidance only as all air fryers are different
  • You can season the halloumi slices before air frying using pepper, paprika, dried thyme, oregano or cayenne pepper

How To Make Air Fried Halloumi Chips

These halloumi chips (fries) are great served with a dip or as part of a salad.


  • 1 Block (225g/8 ounce) Halloumi
  • 1 tablespoon Plain Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Cut the block of halloumi into chip sized pieces and pat dry using kitchen paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, garlic powder and oregano
  3. Put the halloumi chips in the dry mix and toss to fully coat each chip
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  5. Place the halloumi chips in the basket in a single layer ensuring there is a gap between each one
  6. Air fry for 6 minutes
  7. Turn each piece
  8. Cook for a further 4 to 6 minutes
  9. Serve

Air Fried Halloumi Chips Cooking Tips

  • If cooking in batches, the second and subsequent batches will take less time to cook
  • All cooking times are approximate as all air fryers are different
  • You can use any seasonings you prefer
  • Serve with a yogurt dip or dip of your choice

How To Cook Breaded Halloumi In An Air Fryer

These breaded halloumi nuggets make a great meal or snack served with your favourite dipping sauce.


  • 1 Block of Halloumi (225g/8 ounces)
  • 50g (1.75 ounces) Plain Flour
  • 100g (3.5 ounces) Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Cut the halloumi into smallish squares
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  3. Make a dipping station using three bowls
  4. Place the flour in the first bowl
  5. The beaten egg in the second bowl
  6. The breadcrumbs in the third bowl
  7. Fully coat each piece of halloumi in flour then dip in the egg
  8. Before rolling in breadcrumbs
  9. Spray the air fryer basket with oil
  10. Place the halloumi pieces in the basket in a single layer ensuring there is space between each piece
  11. Air fry for 8 minutes
  12. Shake the basket
  13. Cook for a further 5 to 8 minutes
  14. Serve

Air Fried Breaded Halloumi Cooking Tips

  • You can add seasonings of your choice to the flour before coating the halloumi
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the make and model air fryer you are using
  • Serve with tomato ketchup, barbeque sauce, yogurt or any dip of your choice

What did the Cypriot cheese say when it saw itself in the mirror?
Hallou-mi! 👋😂


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat raw halloumi?

You can eat raw halloumi, but it is so much more flavoursome when cooked.

Is halloumi good or bad for you?

Halloumi cheese is a semi-hard cheese made from the milk of goats, cows or sheep. It is a good source of protein and calcium but should be eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

What is the best way to fry halloumi?

The best way to fry halloumi is in an air fryer as it uses little to no oil. Which makes it the healthiest way to fry halloumi.

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