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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Grilled Halloumi Salad

Such a lovely healthy salad, why not enjoy it soon. Read on for what you need and what you do ... 

Serves 1

Up to 60g halloumi cheese - sliced
2 large handfuls young spinach leaves
1 handful rocket,
½ green pepper,
50g cucumber,
with olive oil and cider vinegar dressing (3 parts oil to 1 vinegar)

Grill or fry the halloumi until it’s golden brown,
Combine it with the salad ingredients.
Whisk together the oil and vinegar to form a dressing and serve.

This simple and delicious salad can be seen on Karen Thomson's blog here

Now, here is a little more about Halloumi ... which is pronounced ha-loo-mee.

It's a semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or sheep's milk, or a combination. It has a mild salty flavour and lends itself beautifully to cooking due to its firm texture which is retained even when cooked and exposed to high temperatures.

In good supermarkets and specialty stores.

Choose the best:
Cut into slices - the halloumi should 'squeak' as it is cut into.

Store it:
An unopened packet of halloumi will keep in the fridge for up to a year. Once opened store in salt water in the fridge.

Cook it:
Fantastic fried, grilled or barbecued. Added to salads or served with vegetables. Halloumi is often served with chopped mint to add flavour. Also goes well with finely chopped chilli.

Try mozzarella.

These facts from here

All the best Jan


Nikki (Sarah) said...

Looks great. Happy week Guys. Hope it's a great one for you.

Jo said...

Simple recipes are often the best, it looks very tasty.

sage said...

Looks good and simple

PerthDailyPhoto said...

One of my favourite salads Jan 😊

Connie said...

I have never tried frying cheese, it sounds like it would just melt, but it looks amazing :)

Deborah RusticPumpkin said...

I love Halloumi and that looks so delicious.

Nina said...

I have not yet tasted halloumi cheese ~ but it looks delicious with the salad!

Alicia said...

Definitely going to keep an eye out for this cheese. I've never thought of grilling cheese. I've seen on another website someone that grilled a Mexican cheese. I wish I could remember the name of it and the site.

Found your great site by visiting the Blog of Blue Grumpster, you had commented there on his post about whether you would go 500 years in the past or future and your name intrigued me as I follow a low carb lifestyle. Hope to visit you often!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am not familiar with the Halloumi CHeese. The salad does look delicious. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'll have to look for this cheese as I've not had it before, Jan. That's hard to believe as I'm a cheese lover. Thank you for the hint. ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

Oooo, I've never tried halloumi cheese before, Jan. Sounds good.


Revrunner said...

Halloumi cheese--that's a new one for me. I'll have to look for it tomorrow at my local.

The Happy Whisk said...

Very pretty looking plate.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks great, I love halloumi!

Debbie said...

looks and sounds very yummy!!!! i am a cheese junky!!!

Snowbird said...

That does looks sooooooo tempting!xxx

Lisa said...

I'm out food shopping very shortly, halloumi may just have to be popped into my trolly.
Lisa x