Melon salad with grilled halloumi cheese croutons

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We made Grilled halloumi and melon salad yesterday, it was really good, although, to be honest, the cheese would have been easier to eat in much smaller pieces, so today I thought I would try a version with cubed halloumi and fry the cheese in garlic. It was an absolute success. This is a much better way of preparing this recipe. If you have never used halloumi cheese before, don't worry, it will not melt.

Halloumi cheese is quite salty so the sweet melon balances this perfectly. Do not add any extra salt!

Melon salad with grilled halloumi cheese croutons
You would never guess the croutons are grilled cheese!
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:239
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st April 2014

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  1. Cut the melon into sliced and slice off the skin
  2. Add a good splash of olive oil to a large heavy-based frying pan and add the cubed halloumi.
  3. Fry the cheese cubes for about 5 to 8 minutes over a medium heat until golden brown and crunchy.
  4. Add the crushed garlic for the last few minutes, being careful not to let it burn.
  5. Add a pile of salad leaves, mixed with the mint or basil onto each plate and layer the melon and halloumi cubes on top.
  6. Make a dressing with a splash of olive oil, lemon zest and juice and the balsamic vinegar. 2 to 1 ratio, oil to vinegar/ lemon juice and a grind of black pepper.
  7. Drizzle this over each plate and serve while the cheese is still warm.
  8. Garnish with chopped mint and mint leaves.

See also

We have a number of halloumi recipes, most are combined with fruit - a good way to offset the high salt level of this cheese.

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Air fried croutons
Air fried garlic croutons
Basil and lemon chicken salad with air fried garlic croutons
Red onion and roast cherry tomato soup with pesto croutons
Red onion soup with Capricorn croutons
Crispy bacon salad with poached eggs and croutons
Melon salad with grilled halloumi cheese croutons

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