Halloumi and Orange Salad

Have you tried halloumi cheese yet?! It’s the bomb, if you have never had it, let me try my best to describe it to you. It’s soft but rubbery, salty and creamy and it’s like heaven in your mouth. It’s not like any other cheese! Trust me it’s a must try. Halloumi cheese is unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk and it has a very high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. Usually I just pan fry it on olive oil and squeeze lemon over it but I was inspired to mix things up and try this salad I found in my new Eat Dink Paleo cookbook. This recipe is nice because the orange vanilla sauce adds a nice sweet burst of flavour with the salty cheese and fresh mint. Worth a try for sure. 😉

xx Malika

Halloumi and Orange Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Oranges (some sliced and some juiced)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • 1 block halloumi cheese
  • 2 tbs olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the honey, lemon juice and the juice of 1.5 oranges (the other half can be sliced.) over high heat and bring to a boil. then simmer for around 20 minutes until thickened.
  2. In a pan fry halloumi cheese in olive oil over medium heat for 2 min on each side or until brown and crispy.
  3. Plate the oranges, with the cheese and add sauce, sprinkle with fresh mint.
  4. Enjoy.

 

By | Jan 10th, 2017|Salads|0 Comments

Big Veggie Salad With Halloumi Cheese

Big salad with Halloumi cheese

Have you guys tried Halloumi cheese yet?! OMG…..it’s the best thing I have ever tasted! 😉 Ok, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration but this stuff is the bomb. I stared seeing it on Instagram about a year ago and I just had to try it. Wikipedia defines halloumi cheese a semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. Halloumi is set with rennet and is unusual in that no acid or acid-producing bacterium is used in its preparation. You fry it an a pan with some olive oil and then squeeze fresh lemon juice on it and you can add to any meal, salad or sandwich. It tastes like heaven to me……… 🙂 I was in dire need of some raw veggies when I came up with the salad combo. Feel free to use whatever produce you have on hand.

xx Malika

Halloumi cheese salad

Big Veggie Salad With Halloumi Cheese
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of lettuce or mixed greens
  • ½ cup pea shoots
  • 4 radishes, chopped
  • 10 kalamata olives
  • ½ orange pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cucu,ber, peeled and chopped
  • ½ block of halloumi cheese, sliced
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbs olive oil
Instructions
  1. Dived all of the salad ingredients into 2 bowls.
  2. Fry the halloumi cheese in the olive oil in pan over medium heat, after a few minutes the cheese will start to brown, then flip it over.
  3. Once both side are brown remove from the heat and squeeze the lemon juice over top.
  4. topp the salad with the dressing of your choice and the cheese and enjoy.
  5. *I used fig balsamic dressing

 Big Summer salad with halloumi

By | Jun 26th, 2015|Salads|0 Comments