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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2

Grilled Halloumi Bagel Sandwich

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Go for grilled goodness with a savoury, Grilled Halloumi Bagel Sandwich. A semi-hard cheese from sunny Cyprus, Halloumi is ideal for grilling or frying, producing a crispy outside and melty inside. Combined with a Dempster’s® Sesame Bagels and your favourite hummus, it's a delicious sandwich that brings texture and tangy flavour to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serves two.


  • 2 Dempster’s® Sesame Bagels, halved and toasted
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 4 oz (125 g) sliced halloumi cheese, sliced into 1/4-inch/5 mm thick slices
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) prepared roasted red pepper hummus
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) packed arugula


  1. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; pan-fry halloumi for 2 or 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  2. Spread hummus over bottom halves of bagels.
  3. Top with arugula and pan-fried halloumi.
  4. Cap with tops of bagels.

Alternatively, grill halloumi on greased grill set over medium-high heat.
Add slices of tomato to sandwich if desired.