Quick Grilled Halloumi & Tomato Salad Recipe Is Farmers Market Fresh by Jan Mostrom

Quick Grilled Halloumi & Tomato Salad Recipe Is Farmers Market Fresh

I loved grilled halloumi. Unfortunately, my grocery store only sells it during the warmer months. I had a block of it in my fridge and some amazing farmers market tomatoes, so I made this simple caprese salad with a twist.

To make this grilled Italian-inspired salad recipe you will need fresh tomatoes, halloumi cheese, fresh basil, freshly ground black pepper and a good-quality balsamic vinegar. The halloumi is grilled in a skillet or in a grill pan. Grilling the tomatoes is optional, but does make for an interesting salad!

Serve this fresh farmers market cheese and tomato salad as an appetizer, a side dish with dinner or even a light lunch

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 medium to large tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • fresh basil, sliced into strips
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • balsamic vinegar

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Recipe Notes

  • Good balsamic makes everything better! Spend a little extra money to get a great aged balsamic.
  • You can grill the tomatoes or not. Both versions are delicious.
  • You could also drizzle the salad with a little olive oil. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Place a grill pan or skillet on the stove on medium-high. Coat the pan with a bit of olive oil. Place the cheese in the pan and grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side (you want it soft but not dripping off the sides). Remove to a small platter.
  2. If desired, place tomatoes in the pan and grill them for 1 to 2 minutes per side. If you prefer raw tomatoes, skip this step.
  3. Place grilled or fresh tomatoes with the halloumi on the platter. Sprinkle with fresh basil, ground pepper and a drizzle of good balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 224

Total Fat: 17.1g

Saturated Fat: 11.7g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 297mg

Total Carbohydrate: 5.3g

Dietary Fiber: 1.1g

Total Sugars: 4.1g

Protein: 13.1g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 181mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 314mg

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Yes halloumi is so delicious, great recipe.
Elisa Schmitz
Oooh, I actually still have some halloumi in my fridge, so I can try this recipe. Looks fabulous! #yum

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