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Haloumi and Asparagus Bites

Haloumi and Asparagus Bites

  • Preparation time

    20 mins
  • Cook time

    5 mins
  • Serves 40

Need a vegetarian starter? Why not give this Haloumi & Asparagus Bites recipe a go! A unique asparagus dish that's sure to impress.

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.


  • 1 ½ bunches of asparagus, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 200g haloumi cheese, cut into 3cm strips
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp for the dressing

Lemon Dressing

  • 2 tsp lemon rind, finely grated, plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baby capers, rinsed, drained


  1. To make lemon dressing, place ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well.

  2. Boil, steam or microwave asparagus until just tender (2 – 3 minutes). Rinse under cold water and drain.

  3. Thread one piece of asparagus, one piece of cheese, then another piece of asparagus close together onto a toothpick.

  4. Preheat oil in a large frying pan on high. Cook bites for about 30 seconds each side or until lightly browned.

  5. Serve immediately, drizzled with dressing.

PER SERVE • Energy 107Kj • Protein 1g • Total Fat 2g • Saturated Fat 1g • Carbohydrates 0g • Sugars 0g • Sodium 66mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation