Air Fryer Halloumi

This crispy air fryer halloumi is soft on the inside, golden on the outside, and ready in 10 minutes. Top it with a drizzle of honey for the best sweet and salty appetizer or side dish. The easiest and best way to cook halloumi cheese!


  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 (8oz) block halloumi cheese
  • Olive oil, avocado oil spray, or 1 tsp of olive oil


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F.
  2. Cut the halloumi block into ½-inch thick slices. If you are using olive oil, lightly brush both sides with olive oil. If you are using spray, lightly spray both sides.
  3. Evenly space the halloumi pieces in the preheated air fryer basket. NO OVERLAPPING!
  4. Air fry at 380°F for 8 to 10 minutes, I like to flip mine halfway through with tongs so they are evenly golden. They should be golden, not burnt. You can add 1 to 2 extra minutes IF you want the halloumi to be crispier.
  5. Serve immediately on top of a salad or on it’s own with a drizzle of honey (if you like sweet). Enjoy!


Flip the halloumi halfway through. This ensures that both sides of the halloumi are golden and crispy.

Make Ahead of Time: I don’t recommend making air fryer halloumi ahead of time. It is best enjoyed straight out of the air fryer or within 5 to 10 minutes of cooking since you want to serve it warm.

Halloumi Notes: It is also called “grilling cheese” at some grocery stores.

Serving: Air fryer halloumi is a fantastic appetizer and side dish. I love drizzling halloumi with honey for that classic sweet and salty combination and serving it alone or with some fresh grapes. But you can also serve halloumi with hummus, tzatziki, on salads, in grain bowls, in wraps, in sandwiches, with eggs for breakfast, on a mezze platter, or with grilled vegetables, chicken, salmon, shrimp, or lamb.

Storing: I highly recommend portioning out and air-frying the amount of cheese you are going to eat. Air fryer halloumi is best enjoyed straight out of the air fryer. If you need to store extras, add it to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Reheating: Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F for 3 – 5 minutes until warm again.

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