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Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini and Halloumi Salad

Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini and Halloumi Salad

When I saw this recipe for grilled asparagus zucchini and halloumi salad I knew that I would have to try it. I like to grill and roast vegetables and this grilled salad sounded really good. As luck would have it, the farmers market is filled with fresh local zucchini. I had recently tried using pesto in a salad and I was thinking that it would go really well in this one. My favorite part of this salad though was the grilled halloumi! I recently tried frying halloumi for saganaki and really enjoyed its texture and flavour. This salad took a bit of effort to put together but it was relatively easy to do. The grilled asparagus, zucchini and halloumi salad was really good! It was nice and fresh and summery. I liked the combination of warm and cool components.

Ingredients:
1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 handful asparagus (trimmed)
1 zucchini (sliced thinly)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 pound halloumi (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
1/2 lemon (juice)
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 lemon (juice)
2 handfuls spinach

Directions:
1. Toss the tomatoes in the olive oil, salt and pepper and place skin side down on a baking sheet.
2. Roast the tomatoes in a preheated 400F oven for 10-15 minutes.
3. Blanch the asparagus in boiling water and then rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process.
4. Toss the zucchini and asparagus in the olive oil, salt and pepper to coat.
5. Grill the zucchini and asparagus until they have nice grill marked, about 1-3 minutes.
6. Brush the olive oil onto the gill and grill the halloumi cheese.
7. Pour the lemon juice onto the halloumi.
8. Mix the pesto, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl.
9. Toss everything together.

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Roasted Asparagus and Red Pepper Farro Salad
Asparagus and Zucchini Farro Salad
Asparagus, Halloumi and Chickpea Farro Salad

46 comments:

Sara said...

mmmmm this look absolutely fantastic!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This one is a real winner, Kevin! I love it!

noble pig said...

The colors are just beautiful. I love it...fantastico.

Lori Lynn said...

Great Grill Marks!

Jan said...

Mmmmmmmmm! Sounds wonderful, Kevin. Good job.

Esi said...

That looks great. I love discovering new ways to use halloumi.

Manggy said...

I do love hot components in salad as well :) Especially when it's 1) cheese 2) it has those beautiful grill marks!

Elra said...

Another great recipe and great photo! Will definitely put this on on my weekly menu.

cakebrain said...

Great combination here...I'd eat it in a heartbeat!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i always love grilled zucchini. yum!

My Garden said...

Fresh zucchini from the garden is the best!

Abeer said...

ooooo!! the cobination sounds heavenly!! yum!!

Paula said...

Mmmmm ... genius salad! I love grilled zucchini and asparagus, and your idea to pair them in a salad is terrific. I'll have to try that cheese; does it get messy or gooey on the grill?

HoneyB said...

This looks really delicious Kevin!

Holler said...

This is the salad for me. I love all the ingredients, especially the halloumi :)

Peter M said...

Kevin, good salad that's made great...with Halloumi cheese in it.

VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE grilling asparagus and zucchini - perfect for salads, indeed!! Your dish is so vibrant.

Jenny said...

mmm, really beautiful. I've been really into using veggis these days!

Adam said...

Grilled zucchini is amazing. They go great with your tomatoes and that pesto sounds great.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Too cold for salad right now, but this is quite a substantial summer salad. Love halloumi!

Joy the Baker said...

This might be one of my favorite things I've seen you make! It looks so simple and so delicious! Just beautiful!

Parker said...

Grilled zucchini has such a wonderful flavor. Nice looking salad.

Jan said...

A great photo Kevin - and a lovely dish!
I love Halloumi!

Lisa said...

I've really been enjoying halloumi lately and always on the lookout for great recipes like this one.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Haven't had the courage to fry cheese, any kind of cheese. Seems so wildly decadent!

Grace said...

man, i wish i had a grill. this looks healthy and tasty--nicely done.

Bruno said...

I had halloumi for the first time on a trip to New Zealand six months ago, and I haven't been able to find it since. Perhaps I haven't been looking hard enough. But at least now I know what to do with the cherry tomatoes I have that are rapidly approaching no-longer-edible...

Kalyn said...

This looks like a wonderful salad!

Bridgett said...

What a lovely salad! Did you make one for me as well?

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow grilled salad! Fantastic!

Proud Italian Cook said...

This is a great meal Kevin, Halloumi is my "new best friend" I just love it on the grill!

Cathy C said...

What a great summer salad - Looks terrific -

Brilynn said...

Ooh I love halloumi, haven't had it in ages, this looks great!

noobcook said...

This looks so healthy, I love the gentle grill marks, so pretty

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, wonderful! Very appetizing!

Cheers,

Rosa

Bellini Valli said...

I love all the flavour cimbinations in this salad Kevin. Perfect for all the heat of of the summer!!!!

Jeanine said...

This looks fantastic, Kevin!

Deborah said...

That looks like summer on a plate! I've never tried halloumi, but the whole dish sounds delicious!

J for Kitchen Confit said...

This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

Megan said...

i must try this. it looks wonderful. and a way to get me to actually eat my zucchini. thank you for sharing!

kamailesfood said...

I've never heard of halloumi before. Very interesting. I clicked through to the saganaki post- YUM! I love fried cheese!

Jaime said...

looks like such a healthy and delicious dish

Jeanne said...

Hey - glad to see you tried my salad! It is a fantastic combination of flavours & textures, isn't it, and well worth the bit of hassle putting it together.

Melpy said...

I made this the other day, roasting the vegetables and using bread cheese. It was so good! Thanks Kevin for another delicious meal.

Sarah Morris said...

Is this for one or two?

Sarah

Kevin Lynch said...

Sarah Morris: This makes 2 servings. Enjoy!

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