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Pasta with Lemon, Mint, and Halloumi Recipe

This delicious, quick, and easy pasta recipe makes a flavorful and light dinner. Made with chicken broth, lemon juice, halloumi, and mint, this dish is a Cypriot classic!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine Cypriot
Servings 8 servings
Calories 325 kcal


  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 quarts water
  • 16 oz pasta I used Garofalo Mezze Maniche Rigate
  • 1 lemon juice and zest, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 8 oz halloumi grated
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Bring chicken stock and water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package.
  • Reserve 2 cups of liquid and set aside. Drain pasta. Place pasta in a serving dish. Add juice and zest of 1 lemon and dried mint. 
  • To serve, top pasta with a sprinkle of fresh mint, grated halloumi, salt, and black pepper
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1/8thCalories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 17gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 440mg
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