Prep Time

6-8 mins

Cooking Time

10 mins



The combination of haloumi and asparagus works well on the barbecue, but when asparagus is not in season, try long stem broccoli, which grills beautifully.

Share This



  • 200g Mainland Haloumi Cheese
  • 300g asparagus, trimmed
  • 30g sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon 
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil



  1. Put the sesame, vinegar, sugar, lemon, soy sauce and sesame oil in a blender/ grinder/ nutri-bullet and blend to a sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick grill to hot. 
  3. Cut the haloumi into 8 slices. 
  4. Brush the haloumi and asparagus with the olive oil and grill for about 3-4 minutes each side until grilled and asparagus is tender. 
  5. Serve with the sesame dressing.