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Grilled Asparagus and Halloumi Salad

Grilled Asparagus and Halloumi Salad

I first came across the asparagus and halloumi cheese combo a few years ago in this grilled asparagus, zucchini and halloumi salad and I have been hooked ever since! Halloumi is a Greek or Turkish cheese that has a high melting point which means that it can easily be fried or grilled. One of my favourite ways to enjoy halloumi in is in a dish called saganaki where the fried cheese is served with a splash of lemon that goes perfectly with the salty cheese. I find that juicy asparagus pairs well with halloumi and it is a combination that I use frequently.

I recently came across a new recipe for grilled asparagus and halloumi on Jungle Frog and I was immediately taken by it. I really liked the simplicity which allows you to focus on the asparagus and the halloumi and a bright lemon dressing goes perfectly with it. This dish could easily be served as an appetizer, a salad or even as a light meal and it is super easy to make. Since I had some lemons out anyways, I sliced and grilled one up to serve with the asparagus and halloumi.

Grilled Asparagus and Halloumi Salad

Grilled asparagus and halloumi cheese served with a lemony vinaigrette.


Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, cleaned and trimmed
  • 4 ounces halloumi, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons lemon, honey and mustard vinaigrette
  • 2 teaspoons chives, sliced
Directions
  1. Brush the grill (or grill pan) with oil and heat to medium-high heat.
  2. Grill the asparagus until just tender, about 2-5 minutes depending on the thickness, and set aside.
  3. Grill the halloumi cheese and lemon wedges until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the grilled asparagus and halloumi topped with the dressing and chives with lemon wedges on the side.

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Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini and Halloumi Salad
Saganaki
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Warm Mushroom and Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Feta

21 comments:

Divya Yadava said...

My mouth is watering. I absolutely love Halloumi cheese, but I find it's difficult to find at most supermarkets. Where do you get yours?

amandalaird said...

Hey Kevin, where do you like to pick up your Halloumi in TO? Jamie Oliver uses it often and I'm curious to try it out but haven't come across it.

Christine's Pantry said...

Looks wonderful! Yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fantastic! Halloumi is such a great cheese.

Cheers,

Rosa

Katie said...

Yummy!

Laura said...

Your dishes and photos are amazing ;)

Joanne said...

What could be better than a simple salad of asparagus and cheese? Not much, in my book!

Kevin said...

Divya Yadava: I can sometimes find the Halloumi at Metro here in Toronto but I normally have more luck at dedicated cheese shops like the ones in the Saint Lawrnce Market.

Jennifer said...

Wow, Kevin...this looks delish! I can't wait to try it...I've never had Halloumi!

bellini said...

This is my kind of dish Kevin!!!!!!!

cajunlicious said...

This looks so goos, wish I could reach through and grab the plate.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Delicious - my mouth is watering.
Mary

Inés said...

Your blog is brilliant! Thanks for sharing all your recipes and making us dream with your amazing photographs!

Terry C said...

Kevin, I just think your creativity knows no bounds, and your blog and photography and descriptions keep getting better and better. I hope someday you will consider a cookbook!

Nutritional Supplement said...

Its an awesome healthy salad for good health.And with cheese it adds more to its tastes.

Cara said...

It was with roasted asparagus that I first fell in love with halloumi too!

Food Lover said...

Wow this looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it! You should check out Food Network's new show Extreme Chef! Sneak preview Sunday, June 26 at 10:30/9:30c! Watch the sizzle real in the meantime! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3J824ZuGXA

foodhoe said...

i recently tried halloumi for the first time; however we ate it ungrilled because my brother in law swears it is the closest thing he's found to cheese curds out here in California. This recipe sounds delicious and looks simple enough for me!

Kali said...

I would eat this and have seconds! Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Grilled asparagus and haloumi is one of my favourite light meals. Have you tried it with salsa verde? Divine!!

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Grilled asparagus and halloumi in a lemony salsa verde, maybe with some capers, does sound good. I will have to try it! Thanks!

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