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Vibrant Food | Grilled Halloumi with Strawberries and Herbs
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GRILLED HALLOUMI with STRAWBERRIES and HERBS

"I was inspired to make this by some snacks brought to a picnicky party: my friend Dafna’s spicy jalapeño jam and my friend Andy’s halloumi cheese. We grilled the cheese and doused it with the jam and it was the undeniable hit of the party. I liked the idea of going for something spicy, sweet, and fresh on top of this intriguing cheese, so I made a mess of strawberries and herbs to pile atop it for this version. Halloumi is a firm, salty cheese that keeps its shape when grilled or fried in a pan. It’s an awesome way to enjoy the unique pleasure of hot, melty cheese as a vehicle for food. It’s best to eat the cheese as soon as possible after it’s come out of the pan—the magic of halloumi happens when it’s hot." - Kimberley Hasselbrink, Vibrant Food
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled halloumi cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 157kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 serrano chile , seeds removed if desired, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces strawberries , hulled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (8- to 9-ounce) package halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, agave nectar, serrano, and pepper to taste. Toss the strawberries with the dressing and set aside.
  • Heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat and add the 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add the halloumi slices. Cook the cheese for 2 to 3 minutes per side without disturbing, until a deep brown crust forms.
  • Remove the cheese from the skillet and spoon the strawberry mixture over the slices of cheese. Serve immediately, while the cheese is still warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 28.7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg