I love Halloumi with all its salty, squeeky deliciousness! It’s not only perfect for your veggie BBQs because it hold its shape on the barbie, it also is a great basis for your summer salads. This incredible fresh Halloumi watermelon salad with sugar snaps, avocado, mint and pine nuts will finally send the boring mozzarella and tomato salad on a holiday.
Originally Halloumi comes from Greece, Cyprus and Middle Eastern regions. It’s usually made from goats and sheep milk and has a very high melting point, so it’s perfect for the grill.
If you can’t handle a few slices of watermelon because of fructose malabsorption better replace the melon with papaya. I’m usually fine with a bit of watermelon, I just make sure that it is not too sweet.
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Fresh halloumi and watermelon salad with sugar snaps, avocado, mint and pine nuts
Heat bbq to high and lay the cheese on grill, then grill for 2 mins on each side until golden.
For the dressing mix olive oil, rice syrup, juice of lime, mustard, salt and pepper.
Wash the sugar snaps and bring a pot with water to a boil. Add the sugar snaps and blanch in boiling salt water for about 3 minutes and tthen rinse them with ice water. Cut the watermelon and avocado in thin slices.
In a big bowl marinade watermelon, sugar snaps, avocado and mint in dressing. Then layer on plates with the slices of halloumi. Top with roasted pine nuts a drizzle of olive oil and serve with a slice of baguette.