Mar 5, 2011

Mediterranean Halloumi Salad

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
olive oil

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

8 fabulous comments:

Montag said...

It is a wonderful salad. Uncomplicated and easy to assemble. Simple is delicious!

Kalyn said...

A gorgeous and delicious-sounding salad!

Shay said...

That looks so good I want to rush into the kitchen right now and make it.

Family cook said...

I love Halloumi Cheese. However, it is hard to find here where I live. It is sold only at Organic Food Stores. I am gonna try making this Salad as soon as I find it at Store:)

Noor said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, I really appreciate them. This is one of my new favorite salads and I think it has to be my husbands new favorite he could not stop praising me as he ate it stuffed into his pita lol.

Family I never tried it until we came to Saudi and I am so in love with its perfect salty taste. YUM.

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Hulya said...

sounds fabulous! I bookmarked the site...Thanks for sharing!