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Air Fryer Halloumi

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Golden and crispy Air Fryer Halloumi is super easy to make and ready in 10 minutes! With just 5 ingredients and no extra breadcrumbs or flour, this no-fuss gluten-free Air Fryer recipe is perfect as a snack or to share.

Air Fryer Halloumi on parchment paper with lemon wedges and fresh basil leaves.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Rich, tangy, salty, and flavorful.
  • Super easy to make – just season the halloumi, brush with olive oil and herbs, and then air fry.
  • No flour – unlike Mozzarella Sticks, there’s no need to coat the halloumi in all-purpose flour, almond flour, or panko breadcrumbs, making it that much more simple.
  • This is the perfect cheese for a snack, side dish, or appetizer.
  • High in protein and calcium which are both great for your bone health.
  • Much easier than pan-frying or grilling. You really don’t have to watch it at all while it cooks!
  • Naturally vegetarian, keto and low-carb friendly, gluten free, egg free, nut free, and soy free.
Crispy halloumi slices on parchment paper with lemon wedges and fresh basil leaves.

🗒️ Ingredient Notes

Halloumi: Halloumi is a cheese from Cyprus, usually made from sheep’s milk or goat’s milk, but it can also be made from cow’s milk. This semi-hard cheese has a texture that is described as “squeaky” because it squeaks a little when you bite into it, which really just adds to the fun! One unique point, and why it works so well in an air fryer, is its high melting point. You can even throw this cheese on the grill and it won’t melt. Halloumi is one of the easiest cheeses to make if you’re a fan of experimenting at home. Give this recipe a try! A point to note: not all halloumi is vegetarian. Check your packaging for vegetarian rennet if needed!

Olive oil: A classic ingredient in just about every Greek recipe, extra virgin olive oil is a must! It keeps the halloumi from sticking to the air fryer and makes the outside perfectly crispy and golden. You could also use another neutral-tasting healthy oil like avocado oil or regular olive oil instead of extra virgin.

Seasoning: To really pack in a ton of flavor, I added some Italian seasoning and garlic powder. The herbs complement the cheese so well and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love cheesy garlic? You could substitute the Italian seasoning for oregano (a common herb in Greece) if desired.

Lemon juice: Lemon cuts the richness of the Air Fryer Halloumi, for the perfect balance in every bite. I always prefer fresh, however, bottled works just as well. Lime juice could also be used in a pinch.

Sunlight hits slices of halloumi cheese resting on wrinkled parchment paper.

🥣 How to Make Air Fried Halloumi

Slices of white cheese drizzled with oil rest on a small wooden cutting board.
A black air fryer basket filled with white cheese slices.
Slices of golden cheese rest in the bottom of an air fryer basket next to a fresh lemon wedge.
  1. Carefully open the package of halloumi and slice the cheese into 8 slices about 1/2″ thick.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  3. Brush the halloumi slices with the oil mixture until well coated.
  4. Place the halloumi into the air fryer basket in one single layer.
  5. Air fry at 380°F for 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Once cooked, squeeze or brush with the lemon juice, then serve and enjoy!
Close shot of a crispy slice of halloumi cheese resting on parchment paper next to a fresh basil leaf.

🍽 What Does Air Fryer Halloumi Go With?

Airfryer Halloumi Sticks taste incredible on their own, but here are some suggestions to make it a meal or just spruce it up a bit.

Dips & sauces: You can absolutely treat Halloumi just like fries! Here are some great dip options to serve with this salty cheese:

With a salad like this Mediterranean Cucumber Salad.

Wrapped in a tortilla or pita with salad, Tzatziki, and fries to make vegetarian gyros. You could also turn this into a sandwich with gluten-free bread.

Halloumi is delicious with a side of roasted vegetables. My favorites are sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and kale.

A close shot of crispy golden cheese resting on parchment paper.

For another delightfully cheesy air fryer dish, check out these air fryer cheese crumpets.

🥡 How to Store & Reheat

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat the halloumi in the air fryer or on a baking tray in the oven until piping hot. I wouldn’t recommend microwaving the cheese as it can become rubbery.

💭 Top Tips

Slice the halloumi into thinner strips to make Air Fryer Halloumi Fries!

Some optional seasonings and herbs to try: black pepper, za’atar, smoked paprika, cajun seasoning, taco seasoning, rosemary, and mint.

Slices of crispy golden white cheese next to lemon wedges and fresh basil.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

Can halloumi be cooked in an air fryer?

Absolutely! Halloumi Cooks extremely well in an air fryer. Be sure to brush the halloumi with olive oil (or use an oil spray) so that it doesn’t stick to the basket.

What temperature do you cook halloumi at?

You can set your air fryer to anything between 360°F and 390°F, however, I find that the best temperature is right at 380°F.

How long does it take for halloumi to cook?

This easy air fryer halloumi recipe took just 10 minutes. It’s so simple and fast!

Slices of halloumi cheese with crispy edges.

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Air Fryer Halloumi

Golden and crispy Air Fryer Halloumi is super easy to make and ready in 10 minutes! With just 5 ingredients and no extra breadcrumbs or flour, this no-fuss gluten-free Air Fryer recipe is perfect as a snack or to share.
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Side Dish, Sides, Snack, Snacks
Cuisine: Cypriot, Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese, sliced check for vegetarian rennet if necessary
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh or bottled


  • Slice halloumi into 8 slices about 1/2" thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Mix well.
  • Brush the halloumi slices with the oil mixture until well coated.
  • Place the halloumi into the air fryer basket in one single layer.
  • Air fry at 380°F for 10 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  • Once cooked, squeeze or brush with the lemon juice, then serve.
  • Enjoy!


If vegetarian, be certain to check the label to ensure the rennet used to make the halloumi is vegetarian. My favorite vegetarian halloumi is the Dodoni brand.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this! Made them with a Greek inspired meal and they were the star of the dinner! So easy and so tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    We loved grilled halloumi and eat it as an appetizer whenever the grill is on. But I NEVER thought of making it in the airfryer! Genius!
    It was so quick and easy, Thank you

  3. 5 stars
    This came out so yummy! I love that it only takes five ingredients to whip up too, a huge time saver! Made it for a quick app with skewers and it was perfect.

  4. 5 stars
    Halloumi is one of my favorites and I love that it can be made in the air fryer! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    First time cooking halloumi in an air-fryer and it was fantastic! Perfect texture, well browned and easier than pan-frying! Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    I usually grill these but am so happy I found this recipe! I had no idea they would turn out so amazing in an air fryer!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  7. 5 stars
    Sounds fantastic and we love cheese I will have to see how to get some and try this recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    I made this in the air fryer last night and it was incredible! Full of flavor and so easy!