Harissa Fried Halloumi Panini 


3 tbsp olive oil, divided 

I medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 

I red onion, cut into thin wedges 

2 tbsp  harrisa powder 

mixed in oil 

8 (1 /4 inch thick) slices courgettes 

1 /4 tsp salt, divided 

1 /4 tsp ground black pepper, divided 

8 ounces Halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices 

8 slices multigrain seeded sandwich bread, 

4 tbsp or butter 


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook until very tender, about 8 minutes. 

Transfer to a separate skillet. Stir in harissa oil. 

Brush both sides of courgette slices with 

remaining 2 tbsp oil. Sprinkle with 

1 /8 tsp each salt and black pepper. 

Add 1/2 of the courgette slices to the skillet. Cook until browned and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices; keep warm. 

Sprinkle Halloumi with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Add 1 /2 of the Halloumi to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices. 

Layer courgette slices, bell pepper mixture and Halloumi on 4 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter. 

Transfer 2 sandwiches to the large skillet; cover sandwiches with a plate weighted with cans of food.