This salad gives a whole new meaning to Grilled Cheese.
I just tried halloumi cheese for the very first time a few weeks ago and now I just crave it. When you sear or grill this cheese, the texture is truly remarkable: crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Another foodie milestone: halloumi cheese tasted. Check!
I used a Finnish cheese similar to halloumi,I used juustoleipa, a word that means “bread cheese.” If you live in my neck of the woods, I highly encourage you to check out Heber Valley Artisan Cheese – and their juustoleipa alone is worth the drive!
The flavors and textures of this simple summer salad mix together perfectly. I like to grill the figs, but I cooked the cheese slices in a skillet over medium heat – to get a nice crust on the outside of the slices and melt the inside of the cheese. This is a salad I will make again and again – and will definitely try new ways to use grillable cheese!
Other food bloggers do haloumi:
Zucchini Ribbon Halloumi Salad, A Cozy Kitchen
Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Mushrooms and Onions, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Caprese Skewers, Foodie Crush
Grilled Asparagus Halloumi Salad, Closet Cooking