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a close up of a summer sandwich with halloumi and cucumber

Vegetarian Summer Sandwich with Halloumi, Cucumber, and Tzatziki

Chelsea Kram – XO&So: Vegetarian Comfort Food
This vegetarian summer sandwich is a delicious and filling meal when it's too hot to cook anything elaborate. It gets a fresh crunch from cucumber slices and tzatziki, along with that unbeatable salty taste of fried (or grilled) halloumi.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1


  • 2 slices white bread thick and fresh is best!
  • cucumber, thinly sliced
  • tzatziki sauce at least 2 tablespoon per sandwich, more depending on the size of your bread
  • halloumi cheese cut into thick slices, about ⅜-inch each
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil just a tiny bit


  • Heat a nonstick frying pan on high heat. Cut your halloumi cheese into ⅜-inch slices and gently blot dry with a paper towel. Brush each piece very lightly with olive oil.
    Place each slice of halloumi in the pan once it's hot. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked to your liking. Add several grinds of black pepper.
  • Take two slices of thick, fresh white bread. (Toast them if you want some extra crunch!)
    Spread one slice with a generous helping of tzatziki sauce. Top with several thin slices of cucumber.
  • Add more black pepper. Top with the fried halloumi cheese. Close the sandwich, cut it in half, and enjoy!
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