Halloumi, watermelon & mint salad

Cyprus salad


This refreshing salad features the god of all Cypriot exports: the halloumi cheese. The watermelon and fresh mint offer a zingy background to the salty, warm, griddled cheese, and all of the flavours create a wonderful mouthful of summer. Best topped off with some freshly squeezed lemon juice for a final kick of heaven.

We love this salad. We could eat this all day. Every day. Serve up mountains for your party to offer a fresh respite from the other carb-loaded dishes.

Time: 8 mins   /   Serves: 4   /   DIFFICULTY: Easy

250g halloumi cheese
600g watermelon, cubed
A handful of fresh mint, sliced
Olive oil
1/2 lemon
  • 1.

    Slice the halloumi and place into a griddle pan over a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.

  • 2.

    Cube the watermelon and slice the mint, then add to a bowl together.

  • 3.

    Tear up your griddled halloumi and add to the salad. Serve with lemon portions and squeeze over the juice to taste.

  • 4.

    Bake in the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes, or until they start to brown.

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