Marinated halloumi, avocado & red onion ciabatta sandwich

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes plus 15 minutes marinating
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

Serves: 2


250g halloumi
½ red chilli, deseeded andchopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
Grated zest of ½ lemon
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 avocado, stoned, peeled and sliced
2 half ciabattas


1. Preheat the grill or light a barbecue. Cut the halloumi into thick slices lengthwise and place in a shallow dish. Mix together the chilli, basil, lemon zest, paprika, garlic and olive oil and pour over the cheese. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

2. Cook the halloumi slices on the barbecue or griddle for 3-4 minutes turning to cook both sides until golden. Arrange

the onion rings next to the cheese and brush with the marinade. Cook alongside the halloumi for 4-5 minutes until charred.

3. Split the ciabatta, dip the cut side in the remaining marinade and toast on the barbecue until charred on both sides. Pile on the cooked halloumi, avocado and onion, top with the other half of the ciabatta and press together firmly. Cut into wedges and serve.