Mix of fresh romaine lettuce and arugula, chopped, enough for 4 servings
½ a red onion, sliced thin
1 pint strawberries, washed, halved (quartered if very large)
1 package halloumi cheese, sliced ¼ inch thick
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
sea salt and black pepper to taste
Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
- Heat a grill to medium. Clean grill rack and oil with an olive oil soaked paper towel clasped in tongs. Carefully place cheese slices on grill and cook for 2 minutes or until browned and grill marked. Flip carefully (you will probably lose at least 1 slice to the grill gods!) and cook on other side for another 1 or 2 minutes.
- Arrange lettuce, onion slices and strawberries on 4 plates. Drizzle with dressing and top with hot cheese slices. Serve immediately.
Halloumi is made from goat's milk and comes from Cyprus. It is a sturdy cheese that does not melt. It's wonderful for frying or grilling.
This is what the halloumi looks like.
Grilling the halloumi slices. It's challenging to keep them from falling through the grill.