SALADS
Grilled Halloumi Salad
Halloumi is one of the 6 healthy cheeses. The list also counts cottage cheese, feta cheese and ricotta.
HERO INGREDIENT
Halloumi

The average person in Cyprus consumes 17 pounds of Halloumi every year. Outside Cyprus, it is the UK that consumes this cheese the most.

4-6
SERVES
20 min
TIME
EASY
LEVEL
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Ingredients

2 ripe tomatoes, deseeded and chopped

½ red onion, sliced

2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped

¼ cup of fresh mint, chopped

¼ cup of fresh parsley, chopped

¼ cup fresh thyme, chopped (dried thyme is possible as a replacement)

1 full halloumi piece, approximately 250-300g


For the tahini dressing:

3 tablespoons tahini paste

½ cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon yogurt

Garnish with sesame seeds

Method

1. Combine all ingredients together, except the Halloumi.

2. Slice the Halloumi into even several pieces horizontally and soak in a bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes.

3. Take the Halloumi out of the water and let it dry. Lay in a medium heat pan with a touch of olive oil.  Pan-fry all pieces until golden brown on each side. 

4. For the tahini dressing, combine all ingredients together. Whisk in water to be thin or thick to taste.

5. Lay the fried Halloumi over the salad. And sprinkle sesame seeds over the entire salad

Take note! This recipe doesn't require any spices.
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