Halloumi Salad, Mexican Style

I got the inspiration for this recipe from Nigella Express.  But as it turned out, only the halloumi and the lime juice remained in my version.  I love spicy citrusy flavours and this salad was perfect for Saturday lunch today.


Block of halloumi

Two handfuls of spinach leaves

Two tomatoes

Half a red pepper

Half a yellow pepper

10cm of cucumber

Juice of 1 lime

Flavourless oil

1 chilli pepper

Garlic salt

Dried corriander leaf (would have used fresh if I’d had it)

Black Pepper

How to make the Halloumi Salad

1. Chop the tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers into equal sized chunks.  Season with a little salt and pepper and mix together.

2. Make the dressing.  Squeeze the lime and finely chop the chilli.  I like heat so I leave the seeds in but you can deseed it if you want.  Put these ingredients plus the oil and dried corriander into a bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust as necessary.

3. Slice the cheese, approximately 1cm thick.   Heat a dry frying pan and put the slices in the pan.  After a couple of minutes turn the cheese and cook until it is browned on each side.  Remove and place in the bowl with the dressing.

4.  Put a handfull of spinach on each plate and divide the chopped salad between the plates.  Top each plate with 3-4 slices of the halloumi.  Drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.

6 thoughts on “Halloumi Salad, Mexican Style

  1. Piedro says:

    What an awesome recipe. I just love halloumi since I moved to Cyprus some years ago and I am always looking for new variations to prepare. Thank you for sharing such a yummy recipe.

  2. Piedro says:

    I discovered halloumi a few years ago as I moved to Cyprus, never heard of it before. But straight away I fell in love with that delicious cheese that is so versatile and gives its special note to so many dishes. Very often we try new halloumi recipes and there is not one week since then, that we won’t have at least one meal with halloumi, not to speak abou BBQs, where having halloumi is a must.

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