Summer on a plate, this watermelon and halloumi salad is a quick and easy vegetarian recipe that you can serve on its own or as a side dish.
Summer on a plate, this watermelon and halloumi salad is a quick and easy vegetarian recipe that you can serve on its own or as a side dish. We have made it several times over the past few weeks while enjoying lunch or dinner al-fresco in the garden.
To cook the halloumi you can either use a grill or a large frying pan. If should take around 5 mins and in the meantime, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients.
The dressing is really tasty and made simply with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice and freshly chopped mint and basil.
If you prefer a vegan version of this watermelon and halloumi salad, you can easily swap the halloumi for some chickpeas or tofu.
Whether in summer or winter, I love making salads by mixing fruits, vegetables and cheese like in this juicy grilled peach and goat cheese salad with tender fennel and lamb’s lettuce. So good!
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Juicy grilled peaches with tender fennel and lamb’s lettuce, this Peach, Fennel & Goat Cheese Salad has Summer written all over it. Happy #MeatFreeMonday everyone ?⠀ ⠀ Grab the recipe on the blog. Link in my bio.⠀⠀ ⠀ #vegetarian #flexitarian #MeatlessMonday #Summer #veggie #meatfree #salad #seasonal #vegetarianrecipes #vegetariancooking #vegetarianfood #veggierecipes #vegetarianmeals⠀#vegetarianmeal #vegeterianfood #alfresco
Watermelon & Halloumi Salad [vegetarian]
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- 600 g cubed watermelon
- 1/2 large cucumber sliced
- 150 g yellow or orange cherry tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 2 blocks of halloumi
FOR THE DRESSING:
- 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- juice of half a lime
- 2 Tbsp chopped mint leaves
- 25 g chopped basil
- Preheat the grill.
- Cut the halloumi into dice and place on a roasting tray under the grill. Cook for 5 mins or so, until halloumi dice are brown all over.
- In the meantime, place the diced watermelon, sliced cucumber, finely sliced red onion and halved tomatoes on a serving dish.
- Make the dressing by mixing together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, chopped mint and basil.
- Add grilled halloumi and dressing to the other ingredients. Toss all together before serving.
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