Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 250g pack halloumi cheese, thinly sliced
  • flesh from 1kg/2lb 4oz chunk watermelon, sliced
    Watermelon

    Watermelon

    wort-er-mel-on

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

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

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    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

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • toasted pitta breads, to serve

Method

  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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seanforster
26th Oct, 2014
5.05
Made this last night absolutely amazing starter, who would have thought these would all go so well together?
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GiSora
28th Jul, 2014
5.05
Unexpected.. The combination works nicely. Read some other comment and did the halloumi on griddle. Will make this again
mary berry
22nd Jul, 2014
5.05
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
14th Aug, 2013
5.05
So tasty & refreshing! Absolutely gorgeous salad!
cocovanilla
12th Sep, 2012
5.05
Loved it! Will make it again!
l_dommett
27th Jun, 2012
4.05
I used reduced fat cheese - I think it would taste better with the full fat stuff.
ladylisa
25th May, 2012
5.05
AWESOME! 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
1st Feb, 2011
5.05
Delish and fresh - but confused. Freeze???? Surely the watermelon will turn to mush.
rsbtdrake
13th Jan, 2011
I add 2 teaspoons of mint jelly to the dressing and it gives it a nice lift to the dish.
faeriemagick233
19th Aug, 2010
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.

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Jennylsc
9th Jun, 2014
Do you need to cook the beans or serve them raw?
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goodfoodteam
27th Jun, 2014
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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