Suns out, halloumis out. Here’s a really different and easy way to eat everyone’s favourite squeaky cheese!
This salad is made ~super fresh~ with chunks of watermelon and is a winner at barbecues. The melon cuts through any grease and fat perfectly and really contrasts well with the salty halloumi.
Save yourself a job cutting up an entire melon and look out for preprepared chunks in your local supermarket, I found mine in Sainsbury’s.
Dressing wise I just went with some handfuls of mint in the salad but you could crush up some mint with a little olive oil and lemon if you wanted to give this salad extra ZING. I also used cos lettuce because I like the crunch but some spinach or rocket mixed in could be quite nice here too. There’s no rules!
1 block halloumi cheese
1/4 Watermelon, cut into chunks
1 head Romaine or Cos lettuce
1 tablespoon white flour
Olive oil for frying
Remove halloumi from packet and rinse briefly under tap – packaged halloumi usually comes in brine and can be overly salty if you skip this step. Slice the halloumi into bite sized chunks, ideally the same size as your melon.
Lightly flour the cubes of cheese and heat up a decent sized frying pan with a little oil. Once oil is hot, add your cheese to the pan and fry on all sides until golden brown.
Meanwhile, tear up your lettuce and mint together, and rinse and dry. Arrange on a serving dish with your melon chunks and add the cheese once finished. Eat as soon as possible!