This is an unusual recipe, using raw halloumi. It might be quite a surprise to find that fresh, uncooked halloumi partners very well with watermelon.
You might also like to try Halloumi and Orange Salad, Jerusalem Artichokes with Halloumi and Basil Oil, and Halloumi Pizza. Another recipe from Cyprus, as this one is, is Cyprian Grain Salad with Freekeh.
Read more about Halloumi and its uses here.
Halloumi and Watermelon Salad
Source : traditional recipe
Prep time: 5 – 10 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins
Serves: 4 – 6 people, depending how you use it
1 small watermelon
1 packet Halloumi cheese
55g pine nuts
4 – 6 mint leaves, torn into pieces or chopped semi finely.
Cube the watermelon into 2.5cm (1″) cubes.
Cut halloumi into 2.5cm slices, and then into cubes.
Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan for 1 – 2 minutes, watching them carefully, and shaking the pan periodically. Don’t allow them to burn.
Arrange the watermelon on a plate or in a bowl. Scatter the halloumi over the top, then the mint leaves and then the pine nuts.
This salad can be plated on a bed of salad greens.