Watermelon and Haloumi Salad


Watermelon and Haloumi Salad 1

One of the best cheeses you will ever taste is Haloumi specially when freshly fried or grilled, the mozzarella like texture of inside and semi crispy outer layer combined with its salty taste is something to drool for. Just on its own is already a treat but for this instance we will be using it in a summer salad and match it with sweet watermelons and grilled tomatoes which further accentuates the flavours of each other.

Ingredients

1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes
200g Haloumi cheese, sliced
1/2 small watermelon, sliced into triangles
roughly chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Brush grill with oil then grill haloumi and tomatoes until charring occurs. Remove from grill and set aside.
2. Arrange watermelon, grilled haloumi, grilled tomatoes and chopped basil in a dish.
3. Mix together olive oil and garlic then drizzle over salad. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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18 thoughts on “Watermelon and Haloumi Salad

  1. YUM! We used to go to a local wine bar where they served something similar and I’ve posted about it on the blog but your salad is a cut above Raymund! By the way we always have haloumi in the fridge, the kids LOVE it.

  2. I never thought of pairing cheese and watermelon. I wonder if we can find haloumi here. I’ve never heard of it. This looks delicious and perfect for this summer. :)

  3. I love watermelon with feta cheese but I’ve never had it with a grilled cheese. This looks like a really delicious salad. Can’t wait for the watermelon to start showing up in the markets, but it’s going to be a while. I’ll be pinning this one. Thanks!

  4. I’ll have to make this for my family :) My husband hates watermelon but I love it and I love the idea of matching it with grilled haloumi (personal fav!) and tomatoes.

  5. Eating grilled haloumi and watermelon together now…sounded so delicious i couldn’t wait to get the other ingredients – had to try it now! So glad i did. The taste/texture contrasts are so good, i’m gonna have to go outside and slap somebody (as we say down south)

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