Did someone say grilled cheese!? Yes please! But this halloumi grilled cheese recipe is a different kind of grilled cheese, dare we say a *better* grilled cheese? Halloumi is a firm, salty, smooth and somewhat rubbery cheese that is perfect for grilling as it won’t melt or fall through the grill grates! Pair it with this fruit-filled salad and you have a light, yet delectable summer dish!
Halloumi Grilled Cheese Recipe with Blackberry and Arugula Salad
Makes: 3-4 servings
Total Time: 20 minutes
8 ounces halloumi cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 heaping cups arugula or mixed greens
8 ounces blackberries
2/3 cup pomegranate arils
1/3 cup raw pepitas
simple vinaigrette dressing1
tablespoon shallots, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 ½ teaspoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Heat grill to medium heat. Brush the cheese with olive oil and place onto grill for 2 minutes per
side, or until grill marks appear. Remove from heat and slice into ½ inch pieces.
Toss arugula, blackberries, pomegranate arils and pepitas.
In a small bowl, combine shallots, garlic, brown sugar, Dijon, balsamic vinegar and salt and
pepper. Mix to combine then slowly stream in olive oil while whisking. Taste and adjust
seasoning as desired.
Dress salad, top with halloumi and serve!