This is one happy salad, bursting with color and flavor. Truth be told, I have never cooked halloumi before, so it was a bit of a gamble. We all loved the outcome. It was impressive, delicious and definitely a recipe my family wants me to repeat.
Its also kid friendly, ie. my 5 year old monster helped make it and wiped out her plate as well 🙂 #happymommy
Hint: This cheese is a bit salty and fantastic if grilled too or as a BBQ side dish.
So here if the recipe for you to try out. Let me know how it goes.
Feeds: 3 hungry people | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 5 mins
1 tsp olive oil
400 gms (1 packet) halloumi drained and sliced
1 bundle of fresh lettuce, roughly shredded
1 large tomato chopped
2 beetroot precooked and chopped
50 gms of walnuts, roughly handcrushed
a dash of balsamic creme
drizzle of olive oil
salt to taste
Hint: This cheese from Cyprus is naturally salty so don’t add salt to your salad, instead serve on the side.
1. Heat nonstick pan, add olive oil and fry halloumi cheese slices. Fry on both sides until golden brown.
2. In your individual salad bowls – arrange lettuce, tomatoes, walnuts, beetroot. Please fried halloumi cheese on top and drizzle with balsamic creme and olive oil.
Hint: serve this when the halloumi is warm, it wont taste the same re-heated or after you refrigerate.