Halloumi Salad

Halloumi Salad

Posted on 26. Aug, 2007 by in Recipes, Salad, Starters

I put this salad together a couple of weeks ago and it has become one of my favorites. Aleppo pepper is from Turkey and its flavor is smoky and similar to ancho chilis, but has a slightly sweet finish. Aleppo intensifies and gives the naturally salty and rich Halloumi cheese another layer of flavor. Match that with the red grapes and you’ve got a got a party in your mouth.

Serves: 2 as main courses or 4 as starters


For the grilled halloumi:
8 oz. of Halloumi cheese
1 TBs ground aleppo pepper
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil for grilling
1/2 cup of sliced red or black grapes. Green grapes don’t work for me in this recipe. They’re a bit too tart.

For the salad:

5 oz. of mixed green salad
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For balsamic vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper


For the halloumi:
1. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium high heat.
2. Cut the halloumi in half vertically and horizontally and coat with a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil.
3. Season with freshly ground black pepper and ground aleppo pepper.
4. Grill the halloumi until golden. Approximately 2-3 mins. per side.
5. While the halloumi is grilling, slice the red grapes.

For the salad:
1. Season the greens with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper/
2. Whisk the balsamic vinaigrette ingredients together and drizzle over the greens.


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3 Responses to “Halloumi Salad”

  1. K

    26. Aug, 2007

    You’re killing me.

    I just left for a week at the beach and you know what I accidentally left at home? Farm fresh mixed salad greens from the CSA. AAAH. and not just a bag or so. No no, easily a few POUNDS of the stuff.


    Hopefully next week the CSA will still have greens and I can give this a try.

  2. Steamy Kitchen

    28. Aug, 2007

    love the grapes….i can already imagine what this would taste like! going to get some halloumi cheese at the market today.

  3. Piedro Molinero

    30. Oct, 2008

    This recipe sounds so yummy to me. I love halloumi and I will give this salad a try. Thank you for sharing such a nice recipe.

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