Friday, April 22, 2011

Sesame Crusted Fried Halloumi Salad

Halloumi is difficult to get sometimes, but when you do see it in the supermarket, you should definately pick some up. Halloumi is a non melting salty cheese from Cyprus, usually made from a combination of goat, sheep and cows milk. Its really tasty.

Serves 4


  • 1 250g packet of halloumi cheese, sliced 8 even slices
  • 6 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • Rocket
  • 4 quartered tomatoes
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice


  1. Place the sesame seeds in a plate and put the halloumi slices on the plate. 
  2. Press down for them to pick up the seeds, ensuring they are coated well on all sides
  3. Put a frying pan of medium heat with just a little olie oil
  4. Fry the halloumi 2 mins per side, the cheese should soften slighty but remain intact
  5. For the rocket salad, divide the rocket into 4 bowls, add the tomatoes.
  6. In a cup, mix a tbsp of olive oil, a tsp of balsamic vinegar and some lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix
  7. Dress the rocket and tomato salad, and top with the sliced fried slices of halloumi

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