Watermelon & herb salad with grilled halloumi

Watermelon & herb salad with grilled halloumi

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Ready inn 20 mins


Serves 4
This herby, summery watermelon starter recipe marries Greek flavours to perfection

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal522
  • fat20g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.33g
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  • 1 small bunch watermelon, about 1kg/2lb 4oz (or any other ripe melon)



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

  • 1 small bunch each coriander, flat leaf parsley, mint, leaves only
  • 240g pack halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Halve the watermelon lengthways. Slice into eighths, cut away the skin and pith and then slice into 1cm thick slices to make small triangles. Place the melon in a large bowl and add all the herbs.

  2. Heat a griddle pan until very hot and griddle the halloumi slices for 30 secs on each side until well browned. Cool for a few moments before adding to the salad.

  3. Whisk the lemon juice and olive oil together and season to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately with griddled or toasted Italian bread.

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8th Jun, 2011
Yum! This is so fresh and the saltiness of the halloumi with the juicy watermelon works really well. Its so easy to throw together but its good-looking and tasty enough to impress any lunch guest.
22nd Sep, 2010
Watermelon and halloumi is a classic in cyprus and the two go superb together. I served this at a dinner party with pomegranate seeds sprinkled over for the veggies and chorizo for the carnivorous. Went down really well and it was easy too!
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