Halloumi cheese is one of my all time favorite cheeses. I love the natural taste and flavor of sheep's milk which pairs perfectly with most things. You can eat this colorful salad alone or serve it with fresh pita bread.
1 package Halloumi Cheese, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup green Spanish olives
3 teaspoons zatar
1 teaspoon sumac
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1 scallion, sliced
1. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add cheese, garlic and zatar. Cook until cheese is lightly golden.
2. In a medium sized bowl add pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes and olives. Pour cheese mixture into bowl. Mix well.
3. Sprinkle mint, scallions and sumac on top of salad. Drizzle with olive oil.
Yields: 4 servings