Grilled Halloumi with Citrusy Summer Salad

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Golden slices of rich, salty halloumi pair perfectly with the light, fresh flavours in this salad. Juicy oranges add citrusy sweetness and the minty dressing cuts through the richness. Serve as a light lunch or a super quick and tasty side dish.

recipe updated Jun 19, 2020


  • Mint icon
    ¼ cup (about 6.6 g)
  • Orange icon
    2 (about 400 g)
  • White wine vinegar icon
    White wine vinegar
    2 tsp (about 10 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.3 g)
  • Honey icon
    1 tsp (about 7 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Pine nuts icon
    Pine nuts
    50 g (about ¼ cup)
  • Halloumi icon
    250 g (about 1 cup)
  • Watercress icon
    125 g (about 1 ½ cups)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    125 g (about 4 cups)


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  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Grill
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Frying pan

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  1. Add mint, white wine vinegar, olive oil and honey to a clean small bowl
  2. Whisk
  3. Mix in orange to the dressing
  4. Add salt & pepper to the dressing then set aside
  5. Get a clean frying pan
  6. Heat - medium-high heat
  7. Add pine nuts to the frying pan
  8. Fry until golden brown while stirring occasionally - approx 2 min
  9. Transfer nuts to plate
  10. Heat Grill - high heat
  11. Slice halloumi into a clean work surface evenly
  12. Grill each side until golden brown - approx 2 min
  13. Add watercress and baby spinach to a clean large serving bowl
  14. Serve
  15. Drizzle dressing with salad
  16. Sprinkle frying pan
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