Grilled Halloumi and Strawberry Salad

Sweet, juicy grilled strawberries and salty halloumi are piled on top of mixed greens and drizzled with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette in this beautiful grilled halloumi and strawberry salad. Served with grilled bread and a glass of crisp white wine, this is quick and simple summer dining at its finest!

Strawberries and cheese might be two things you wouldn’t normally think to put on the barbecue. But I’ve come to understand that there are few things that don’t benefit from a little turn on the grill.

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Grilled halloumi and strawberry salad in a wooden bowl

Grilling strawberries, like other fruits, brings their sweet juiciness to a whole new level. Halloumi, which is kind of rubbery in its normal state, gets soft and gooey without liquifying completely like most cheeses do. If you’re wondering…

What Is Halloumi Cheese?

If you’ve never had halloumi before, you are in for a real treat. Halloumi is a firm, salty white cheese from Cyprus with a high melting point, so it’s perfect for grilling and pan-frying. It’s popular all over the world, and easy to find in most large supermarkets here. It’s made from sheep’s and goat’s milk. More info here, if you’re curious!

Grilled strawberries on skewers, grilled halloumi and bread on a wooden board

This grilled halloumi and strawberry salad might look and taste fancy, but it is actually super quick and simple to make. Skewer some strawberries, slice the cheese and some bread and put everything on the grill for a few minutes. Whip up an easy tangy balsamic vinaigrette and pile everything on a bed of mixed greens. With a glass of crisp white wine, this is simple summer dining at its finest.

Fresh strawberries on skewers on a wooden board

If strawberry season is still going strong where you are, I beg you to try this salad before it’s over! For me, strawberry season is just getting started and I plan to get this strawberry salad on the menu as often as I can before that sad day comes.

Grilled halloumi and strawberry salad in a wooden bowl

Oh, and if you have some extra strawberries to use up, these balsamic strawberry shortcakes in a jar would be a great end to this meal!

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Grilled Halloumi and Strawberry Salad

Sweet, juicy strawberries and salty halloumi are piled on top of mixed greens and drizzled with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette in this beautiful grilled halloumi and strawberry salad. Served with grilled bread and a glass of crisp white wine, this is quick and simple summer dining at its finest!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled salad, halloumi salad, strawberry salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 571 kcal
Author Ann

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 lb strawberries hulled
  • 8 oz halloumi cheese sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 6 oz mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 4 wooden skewers soaked in water for at least 15 minutes
  • 1/2 baguette sliced 1/2 thick
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon shallot finely chopped
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium high (or use a charcoal grill). 

  2. Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside.

  3. Thread the strawberries onto the four soaked wooden skewers. Brush the bread slices on both sides with a little olive oil.

  4. Place the strawberries, bread slices, and halloumi slices onto the grill. Grill the strawberries, uncovered, turning occasionally for about 6 minutes, until grill marks appear. Grill the bread about 2-3 minutes per side, turning once. Grill the halloumi slices, turning once, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove everything to a plate.

  5. Remove the strawberries from the skewers. Divide the mixed greens and mint between four plates. Top with strawberries, halloumi slices, and bread. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Serious Eats.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Halloumi and Strawberry Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 930mg 39%
Potassium 305mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 93.9%
Calcium 62.2%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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