Grilled Watermelon and Halloumi Salad
There are so many wonderful things about summer that I love! Swimming, watermelon, popsicles, and sundresses are all in my top 5 favorite things about the season right along with a good old fashioned potluck!!! I just love gathering together with family and friends over food, drinks, and good conversation.
This summer has been so crazy for us with the kid’s activities and travel that we haven’t been able to attend a proper potluck, so when I was invited to join 26 amazing bloggers as a part of the #SoLetsPigOut summer potluck I literally squealed out loud in delight! I am in some really good company as a part of this potluck and the food…well, the food is nothing short of spectacular.
Since I happen to have an abundance of watermelon around my house right now I decided that I would bring a simple , but beautiful watermelon salad to the party inspired by the watermelon and halloumi salad at our favorite Long Beach Mediterranean restaurant. My version is grilled and then tossed with a simple honey- lime dressing and fresh mint.
- ¼ teaspoon lime zest
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey or Bee Free Honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- pinch of salt
- olive oil for grill
- 1.5 pounds of peeled, seedless watermelon
- 1 8-ounce package Halloumi Cheese
- 3 tablespoons mint, minced
- In a small bowl whisk together the zest, lime juice, honey, olive oil, salt & pepper. Set aside.
- Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Slice the watermelon into thick "steaks" or slabs to grill and slice the cheese into manageable pieces about ¼ -1/2 inch thick. When the pan is heated brush it with olive oil then grill the melon and the cheese for 1-1.5 minutes per side until grill marks appear.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool. The watermelon will release juices as it rests, discard them.
- Dice the watermelon and halloumi into small pieces then toss with the prepared dressing and top with mint.
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