Grilled Halloumi Pear Salad

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Last Updated on January 12, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Grilled Halloumi Pear Salad – Quick and easy summer salad to put together but with a gourmet look and taste!

 

 

Grilled Halloumi Pear Salad

Halloumi is a cooking cheese from Cypress and is utilized throughout the Middle East. It’s a great way to add extra protein to any Vegetarian meal. This salad you can use either as an appetizer or serve a bigger portion to serve as a meal. If you’re a tofu hater like me, halloumi is a great cheese that you can use as an alternative in those tofu recipes.

This salad is so quick and easy to put together, but has a gourmet look and taste. It’s perfect to serve at summer parties.

Looking to make this salad part of a complete Middle Eastern Meal. Here’s a delicious menu for you.

Middle Eastern Menu

Apple can also be used if you prefer to the pear. Melon would also work great!

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Grilled Halloumi Pear Salad

a quick and easy summer salad with a gourmet look and taste
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4
Calories: 331.79kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 slices halloumi
  • 1 pear
  • pepitas/pumpkin seeds garnish
  • sliced almonds garnish
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons fig jam
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Spray a grill pan with non stick spray. Place the slices of halloumi and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • To make the dressing, whisk together the fig jam, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and lemon juice. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Add mint and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Core pear and slice. Cut slices in half.
  • Toss pear in dressing until well coated.
  • On a plate, layer halloumi slices.
  • Add tossed pear on top.
  • Garnish with the pepitas and almonds.

Nutrition

Calories: 331.79kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.36g | Protein: 8.4g | Fat: 25.67g | Saturated Fat: 10.36g | Sodium: 525.11mg | Fiber: 1.84g | Sugar: 13.02g
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Comments

  1. Usha

    Fig jam is an interesting ingredient in the dressing. Salad has a nice blend of dry and fresh fruit flavors and must have tasted amazing with halloumi

  2. Sandhiya

    I’m also not a big fan of tofu, guess i will give halloumi a try. Salad and the dressing both sounds flavorful and refreshing. Great share, Mir.

  3. Pavani

    That is such an inviting and delicious looking salad with halloumi. I’m literally drooling thinking how yummy this must taste — salty, sweet and tangy – yumm, yumm!!

  4. sapana

    I have heard a lot about halloumi and pear salad but never tried it. Reading your post, I guess I should definitely give it a try.

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