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The H.L.T. or Halloumi, lettuce and tomato sandwich

A great vegetarian take on the classic BLT, made with squeaky, salty halloumi cheese
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Light meal
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Bread with halloumi, Halloumi, Halloumi, lettuce and tomato, HLT, Mia Kouppa halloumi, MIa Kouppa sandwich
Servings: 1 sandwich
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 2 slices halloumi cheese, approximately 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, approximately
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 - 2 pieces iceberg lettuce


  • Place your rye bread slices in a toaster or toaster oven and toast until done to your liking.
  • Pat your halloumi dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  • Brush a non-stick skillet with olive oil and set over medium heat. Add your halloumi cheese and cook for approximately 1 - 2 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
  • When your cheese is ready, assemble your sandwich. Brush or drizzle each slice of rye bread with olive oil. Layer the halloumi, tomato slices and lettuce.
  • Cut your sandwich in half if you like, serve and enjoy!


We love serving this sandwich with rye bread, but any bread can do.
This sandwich is best served immediately.