Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This fresh and light salad makes an ideal summer evening supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
287
protein
14g
carbs
12g
fat
20g
saturates
10g
fibre
1g
sugar
12g
salt
2.29g

Ingredients

  • 250g pack halloumi cheese, thinly sliced
  • flesh from 1kg/2lb 4oz chunk watermelon, sliced
  • 200g pack fine green beans
  • small bunch mint, finely shredded
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • toasted pitta breads, to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2008

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

mary berry's picture
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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
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So tasty & refreshing! Absolutely gorgeous salad!

cocovanilla's picture
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Loved it! Will make it again!

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

ladylisa's picture
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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's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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