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The Everyday Chef: How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese! Grilled Halloumi Cheese w/ Berries & Herbs

I first enjoyed grilled halloumi years ago, when my mom was flirting with a lower-carbohydrate diet and picked up a package of halloumi on a whim. Gooey, firm and salty, it’s since become one of our favorite grilled items.

Halloumi is a sheep’s cheese from Cypress, known for its firm texture and high melting point. It can be pan-fried, seared, and grilled—but if you can’t find halloumi, you can substitute cotija instead. The hot cheese pairs perfectly with the cool berries and bright mint. I like serving this dish on a platter – a stack of grilled halloumi topped with the prepared berry salad. Enjoy like a salad, or serve alongside toasted crostini for a simple summer appetizer.

The Everyday Chef: How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese! Grilled Halloumi Cheese w/ Berries & Herbs

Grilled Halloumi Cheese w/ Berries & Herbs Recipe

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound halloumi, sliced
  • ¾ cup strawberries, chopped
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped mint
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Heat an oiled grill or a grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the salad in a medium size bowl, set aside.
  3. Add the slices of halloumi and grill until soft and char-marks appear, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Place the grilled halloumi on a platter and top with salad. Serve immediately.

The Everyday Chef: How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese! Grilled Halloumi Cheese w/ Berries & Herbs

Nutrition Info
Per serving (4): 199 calories, 15g fat, 522mg sodium, 142mg potassium, 50mg cholesterol, 10g carbohydrate, 7g sugars, 1g fiber, 9g protein

Photo Credit: Alex Caspero

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