Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
This fresh and light salad makes an ideal summer evening supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal287
  • fat20g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt2.29g
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  • 250g pack halloumi cheese, thinly sliced
  • flesh from 1kg/2lb 4oz chunk watermelon, sliced



    Thought to have originated in Africa, watermelons are distinct from musk melons such as…

  • 200g pack fine green beans
  • small bunch mint, finely shredded



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • toasted pitta breads, to serve


  1. Heat grill to high. Lay the cheese on a baking tray in a single layer, then grill for 2 mins on each side until golden. Toss the watermelon, beans and mint together with the lemon juice and olive oil, season well, then layer on plates with the slices of halloumi.

  2. Drizzle with a little more oil if you like, and then serve with warm pittas.

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Comments (17)

seanforster's picture

Made this last night absolutely amazing starter, who would have thought these would all go so well together?

GiSora's picture

Unexpected.. The combination works nicely. Read some other comment and did the halloumi on griddle. Will make this again

mary berry's picture

Fabulous recipe, I'd recommend blanching the beans until they're al-dente. If you're watching fat content, you don't really need the olive oil. I griddled the halloumi instead of grilling to create lovely seared lines.

gallagherchloe90's picture

So tasty & refreshing! Absolutely gorgeous salad!

cocovanilla's picture

Loved it! Will make it again!

l_dommett's picture

I used reduced fat cheese - I think it would taste better with the full fat stuff.

ladylisa's picture

I served it with the bacon wrapped halloumi which I found on this site. And then I added a tiny amount of chilli to the halloumi before wrapping it up.

The combination worked extremely well, and I most definitely will do this again.

pippachoc's picture

Delish and fresh - but confused. Freeze???? Surely the watermelon will turn to mush.

rsbtdrake's picture

I add 2 teaspoons of mint jelly to the dressing and it gives it a nice lift to the dish.

faeriemagick233's picture

I had no idea what it would taste like and i was a bit apprehensive about these cheese with the watermelon but i absoloutly loved it! Definately should be served as a starter.

sergis99's picture

Halloumi cheese and watermelon is a very common combination in my country, Cyprus. Common but a very delicious combination!!!

lynnep1954's picture

Made this dish for supper tonight and my guests loved it. Substituted Piel de Sapo melon for the watermelon and it worked really well. Think serving it with soft brown bread would work well too

gervais's picture

Serve straight from the 'fridge on a hot day and it is wonderful. The hint of mint with the watermelon is a match made in heaven. cant wait for the summer to enjoy this again. After I have sliced the watermelon I toss that in the lemon and oil before adding the rest of the ingredients.

janeblewis's picture

Fantastic. I made it with feta cheese instead of Halloumi and it was just as delicious.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I agree with Ange. Gorgeous!!

purvan's picture

Wow, this is simple and stunning. Marvelous with a glass of chilled wine! A firm favourite for a warm summer's evening, will be making this again!!!

ambertuesday's picture

yum, this was so nice. I added some warm asparagus to it. The mint worked really well with all the other ingredients, I used the juice of 1/2 a lime as we were out of lemons but I'm sure that made no difference! Will definitely be making this again.

Questions (2)

Jennylsc's picture

Do you need to cook the beans or serve them raw?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there. The beans are kept raw but if you would prefer you can boil them for 3-4 minutes first then plunge into cold water and use as directed.

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