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Leslie Orlandini is a chef and an accomplished food stylist in print and television. She has been nominated for both James Beard and Emmy awards and is a veteran of thousands of cooking shows and segments. You can learn more about her through her website: http://leslieorlandini.com/

Breakfast Stack with Halloumi, Spinach, Potato, and Roasted Pepper

Breakfast Stack with Halloumi, Spinach, Potato, and Roasted Pepper


Start your day with a mélange of flavors and textures with this breakfast stack, which is a twist on the traditional breakfast of Cypress

Spicy Halloumi, Eggplant, and Tomato Sandwich

Spicy Halloumi, Eggplant, and Tomato Sandwich


Punch up your picnic with this adventurous take on the traditional caprese salad, which brings together halloumi, eggplant, and tomato in a spicy, mouth-tingling sandwich

Grilled Halloumi with Shiitake Mushroom Marinade and Truffle Honey Drizzle

Grilled Halloumi with Shiitake Mushroom Marinade and Truffle Honey Drizzle


Amped up with an umami-laden marinade and a decadent drizzle, this grilled halloumi is a true summer treat

Spring Salad with Asparagus, Halloumi, and Orange-Dijon Vinaigrette

Spring Salad with Asparagus, Halloumi, and Orange-Dijon Vinaigrette


This luscious spring salad with halloumi melds the flavors of the season with bright citrus and salty, savory notes

Halloumi Crostini with Kalamata Olive Paste, Prosciutto, Frisée, and Lemon Zest

Halloumi Crostini with Kalamata Olive Paste, Prosciutto, Frisée, and Lemon Zest


An amazing alternative for gluten-free partygoers, these halloumi crostini are the perfect landing pad for Mediterranean-tinged toppings

Herbed Feta and Cheddar Hand Pies

Herbed Feta and Cheddar Hand Pies


Snack-sized hand pies can be filled with all kinds of fillings, but at the top of our favorites list are feta and cheddar hand pies with kale and herbs

Moroccan Feta Meatballs with Ras El Hanout and Zucchini Noodles

Moroccan Feta Meatballs with Ras El Hanout and Zucchini Noodles


Moroccan Feta Meatballs are moist and tangy and aromatic with ras el hanout, a blend of six or more ground spices, similar in concept to curry powder, but more cinnamon based

Whipped Feta with Spring Onion and Za’atar

Whipped Feta with Spring Onion and Za’atar


A classic of the Greek meze table, this quick-to-concoct savory whipped feta dip can be served with virtually any grilled meat or vegetable, crudités, or simply some good pita bread

Feta, Cumin, Olive, and Chicken Tacos

Feta, Cumin, Olive, and Chicken Tacos


The big flavors of Greek salad—tomato, cucumber, oregano, olives, and feta—adapt perfectly to the addition of cumin and plenty of fresh cilantro in this tangy chicken taco filling