Grilled Halloumi SaladFeb 28th, 2008 | By Peter Minakis | Category: Appetizer, Greek, Salad, Vegetables
Halloumi is a firm, slightly briny cheese that’s enjoyed immensely in Cyprus and the middle east. Here, I’m showing you a grilled Halloumi.
This cheese is great for grilling as it’s firm, sears nicely (and quickly) and it won’t fall apart on you.
If you do a search on the on internet, you’ll see several varying dishes with grilled Halloumi. Pick the one you like. I’m just showing this salad as an intro to grilling this cheese.
I used a stop-top grilling pan for this salad and I was quite pleased with the result. Obviously, an outdoor grill will leave some better markings but I was craving this salad, and the task was completed.
Halloumi can be found in Greek, middle eastern and gourmet shops that carry better cheeses. One piece (about the size of a sponge) will go for about $7.
Try it in a pasta, in the morning with toast or as I’ve shown you here…grilled with a salad.
Grilled Halloumi Salad
1 ripe plum tomato, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 slices of halloumi cheese
olive oil for brushing cheese
extra-virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
- In a small jar, add a ratio of 3-1 olive oil to vinegar and add salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano to taste. Shake the jar to emulsify and adjust flavouring. Set aside.
- In a stop-top grill pan or outdoor grill, get your grilling surface to a medium high heat.
- Oil the grill surface with some vegetable oil and brush your Halloumi cheese with olive oil.
- Grill for 1 1/2 minutes a side and arrange on your plate with the salad.
- Drizzle the dressing over the cheese and salad and finish off with some dried Greek oregano.
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