Halloumi Salad…. all hail the Halloumi

Halloumi Salad…. all hail the Halloumi

Halloumi Salad …. all hail the Halloumi

Halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus.  Gosh I love it – Halloumi …. all hail the Halloumi and a Halloumi Salad – get in! 

The cheese is white, with a distinctive layered texture, similar to mozzarella and has a salty flavour.

It is stored in its natural juices with salt-water.

It is often garnished with mint, a practice based in the belief that halloumi keeps better and stays fresher,  more flavoursome when wrapped with mint leaves.

In accordance with this tradition, many packages of halloumi contain fragments of mint leaves on the surface of the cheese.

The cheese is often used in cooking and can be fried until brown without melting, owing to its higher-than-normal melting point.

This makes it an excellent cheese for frying or grilling and served with vegetables, or as an ingredient in salads.

 

Halloumi Salad all hail the Halloumi

Halloumi Salad 

My lovely tasty salad is a combination of Chickpeas, Halloumi and Avocado (very similar to Liberty London Girls Salad).

However  this one has added beetroots which add some sweetness.

I think it would also be yum with smoked bacon pieces, oh so many opportunities…..

Halloumi .... all hail the Halloumi

 

Have a go and let me know how you get on – please drop me a comment below the recipe, I love to get your comments

I’ve linked to Sasha’s book  Liberty London Girl as I LOVE so many of her recipes.

You already know the kinda food I like, well if you like what I do, then I cannot recommend this book more highly! Straight forward delicious food! It’s that simple

 

Another Halloumi Recipe 

If you love this squeaky cheese (Halloumi) then why not have a go and my Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers.

Perfect under the grill or on the BBQ!

Simple Halloumi Skewers

Thanks Clare X

 

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Halloumi Salad all hail the Halloumi

Halloumi Salad

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2
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A delicious salad of halloumi, chickpeas & avocado - delicious and light

Ingredients

  • 1 tin Chickpeas drained and rinsed in water
  • Handful Rocket Leaves
  • Handful chopped Parsley
  • 1/2 Red Onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Ripe Avocado peeled and chopped into 2cm chunks
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • Black Pepper
  • I x 225g pack Halloumi sliced into 1cm slices
  • 4 Chilled small beetroots I used chilled, chopped into 2cm pieces

Instructions

  • In a largish serving dish add the Chickpeas, Rocket, Parsley, Onion, Avocado and stir to combine
  • Then add the Olive Oil and Lemon Juice and stir, finally season with Black Pepper
  • Heat a large frying pan on the hob and then add the sliced Halloumi (you can add a dash of olive oil if you wish - but you don't need to)
  • Fry on each side for approx. 4 minutes or until golden in colour
  • Once brown remove from heat and pop on top of your salad, then adding the beetroot last (otherwise you'll have a pink salad!)

Comments

  1. Eb Gargano / easypeasyfoodie.com

    This looks and sounds delicious! Some of my favourite flavours in this salad. LOVE halloumi. πŸ™‚ Eb x

    1. Oh and mine – it was V good! all went perfectly Cx

  2. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    This looks great! I love adding beetroots to salads and with the halloumi, mmmmm x

    1. Oh me too – it was so good, I just sort of raided the fridge last night πŸ™‚ Cx

  3. Love halloumi and this looks amazing! thanks for sharing #tastytuesdays

  4. Yum yum yum! I love halloumi so much and all the other ingredients are among my favourites too x

  5. Corina @ SearchingforSpice.com

    I love fried halloumi salads. I find it reminds me a bit of bacon and love to use it as a substitute. Delicious!

  6. What a delicious dish x

  7. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    This sounds so good Clare and straightforward to make. Halloumi is a popular choice in our household, though I didn’t realise the mint leaves are said to keep it fresher.
    Angela x

    1. I know Angela neither did I Cx

  8. This sounds AMAZING!!! I just need to get my hands on some Halloumi cheese, as I have not tried it yet. Thanks for sharing!! Pinned πŸ™‚

  9. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    Wow, I’ve never made halloumi but it looks absolutely delicious!

  10. Hayley @ Snap Happy Bakes

    I’m a big fan of halloumi but I don’t cook with it nearly enough, thanks for the inspiration. #CookBlogShare ps sorry I’m late popping over to comment πŸ™‚

  11. Andrea woodward

    Just made this recipe! Delicious on this balmy afternoon! X

  12. This sounds lovely, just happen to have halloumi in the fridge. Tea for tomorrow I think X

    1. It’s super – let me know what you think Cx

  13. No beetroot in the method?

    1. Yes – it’s there – point 5?? Thanks Clare

  14. 4 stars
    Delicious salad that even the kids enjoyed! I added tomatoes with mine and was a bit naughty serving it with crusty bread! Need to do bigger portions next time to avoid adding bread!

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