Friday, August 2, 2013

Grilled Halloumi Salad

Grilled Halloumi Salad
Serves 1

Life is busy. But that does not mean we can't eat wonderful food!

1 ounce Halloumi cheese
1-2 cups fresh arugula
1 slice from a large tomato
1-2 teaspoon olive oil

  1. Preheat your grill on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Brush your grill and using paper towel and a tongs, wipe vegetable oil on the grate to prevent sticking.
  3. Lay the cheese on the grill. Flip after two minutes. The cheese will not melt into the grate, but will brown as in the picture.
  4. Remove after another two minutes.
  5. Lay the tomato slice on the arugula. I cut the halloumi into strips and laid over the tomato.
  6. Lastly, I drizzled some Wild Mushroom and Sage infused olive oil. (This is available from Olivada, in Sheboygan, WI.)
Nutritional data:
Calories:    162
Fat:          13.7g
Sat fat:       6.7g
Chol:        25mg
Sodium:  380mg
Carbs:           2g
Fiber:            1g
Protein:         9g

By the way, halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus, and is a blend of cow and sheep milk. It has a very high melting point because it is heated and shaped before being brined. Because of the brine, it is salty, which nicely offsets the spicy/peppery arugula. The light drizzle of olive oil is all this salad needs for a balanced flavor profile.

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  2. It looks awesome Trevor and I LOVE Cheese! Manchego is my top favorite, I'm sure you're familiar with it being a Wisconsinite Cheesehead! I just found a local Middle Eastern shop that carries Halloumi and will be making it soon. Thanks for the new recipe, keep 'em coming! Ana T - LoseIt

  3. Thanks, Ana! I hope you like this recipe as much as I do!

  4. And, thank you to Bushman for pointing out a typo. I was in a bit of a hurry this morning, and dealing with tech support for a phone issue while working on this post. When making a public post, it is best to focus on just the post!

  5. I found halloumi at Trader Joe's a while back, and grilled some up for the Fourth of July... it was a HUGE hit! People were understandably confused at first, lol, but once we tried it, we were hooked! I'm all about eating it plain, but it would be delicious like this as well!

  6. I've seen halloumi but I've never tried it!

  7. Ashley, you need to try it grilled, the flavor gets intensified and is incredible.

    Suzanna, it is a very different type of cheese. I hope you try it!

  8. Arugula is hands down my favorite green! I can't wait to try this! Never had halloumi but I've never met a cheese I didn't like!

  9. This cheese is unique. Since it doesn't melt (easily) it caramelizes wonderfully.