From Liz Franklin’s Express Meals.
This is an absolutely stunning salad – in looks and in flavour. The salty-sweet/crunchy-soft combination of griddled halloumi, watermelon and pistachios is sensational. And the best thing about it? It’s ready in less than 15 minutes, making it the perfect mid-week meal. Plenty of freshly ground black pepper is a must.
Griddled Halloumi, Pistachio and Watermelon Salad
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 minutes
½ small watermelon, deseeded and cut into bite-sized chunks
2 handfuls of unsalted shelled pistachios
500g/1lb 2oz halloumi cheese, patted dry and diced
juice of ½–1 lime
1 small handful of mint leaves
freshly ground black pepper
lime wedges, pitta breads and crisp green salad, to serve
1. Put the watermelon on a large platter, then scatter over the pistachios.
2. Heat a large griddle pan over a high heat. Griddle the halloumi for 2 minutes, turning often, until golden on all sides. Scatter the halloumi over the watermelon and add a squeeze of lime juice, to taste.
3. Top with the mint leaves and season with pepper. Serve, while the cheese is still warm, with lime wedges, pitta breads and a crisp green salad.
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