Enjoy grilled cheese without the bread -- it's the best way to eat it in the summertime. And not just any cheese, but halloumi. Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese made from a mixture of sheep, goat and cow's milk that's popular in Cypriot cuisine. (Cypriot is a blend of Greek, Turkish, Italian and Middle Eastern foods.)
Halloumi has a high melting point so it can be fried or grilled and still keep its shape while getting a nice golden crust on the exterior and becoming tenderly soft inside. While that's a pretty great quality for a cheese to have, even better is its flavor. Halloumi is addictively salty and tastes great in light salads, mixed into skewers or in a crusty sandwich. Check out the recipes below.
Fried Halloumi Salad With Tomatoes And Watermelon
<strong>Get the <a href="http://bethmichelle.com/fried-halloumi-salad-with-tomatoes-and-watermelon/" target="_hplink">Fried Halloumi Salad with Tomatoes and Watermelon recipe</a> by Beth Michelle</strong><br>We eat with our eyes; and your eyes won't be able to get enough of this summery salad. Broiled cherry tomatoes, halloumi and watermelon are dressed with a basil mint dressing.
Arugula Apple And Halloumi Salad
<strong>Get the <a href="http://chefindisguise.com/2012/02/06/arugula-apple-and-halloumi-salad/" target="_hplink">Arugula Apple and Halloumi Salad recipe</a> by Chef in Disguise</strong><br>Just a handful of ingredients makes this salad stand out: crunchy apples, ruby pomegranate seeds, orange vinaigrette and grilled halloumi.
Grilled Halloumi With Rosemary-Grape Relish
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pink-parsley.com/2012/05/grilled-halloumi-with-grape-relish.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Halloumi with Rosemary-Grape Relish</a> recipe by Pink Parsley</strong><br>The natural saltiness of the halloumi is well balanced by the sweet grape relish that tops these little crostinis.
Grilled Halloumi Cheese And Meyer Lemons With Spring Greens
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2011/05/grilled-halloumi-cheese-and-meyer.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Meyer Lemons with Spring Greens recipe</a> by Tiny Urban Kitchen</strong><br>Grilled halloumi, grilled Meyer lemons and field greens make up this beautiful stacked salad.
Grilled Halloumi Salad with Double Dose of Vitamin C
<strong>Get the <a href="http://beelittlefood.blogspot.com/2011/08/grilled-halloumi-salad-sides-with.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Halloumi Salad with Double Dose of Vitamin C</a> recipe by Cooking Tackle</strong><br>A simple salad with just the right ingredients: kiwi, navel orange, capers, honey, and of course, halloumi cheese.
Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi And Pesto Burgers Recipe
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.veggiebelly.com/2011/05/grilled-eggplant-halloumi-and-pesto-burgers.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi and Pesto Burgers Recipe recipe</a> by Veggie Belly</strong><br>You won't even think about a real burger when you try this vegetarian-friendly "burger" option. Grilled eggplant and halloumi make a satisfying combination.
Grilled Halloumi With Caramelized Fennel
<strong>Get the <a href="http://souvlakiforthesoul.com/grilled-halloumi-with-caramelized-fennel" target="_hplink">Grilled Halloumi with caramelized Fennel recipe</a> by Svoulaki for the Soul</strong><br>Halloumi cheese takes center stage in this elegant dish. Sitting atop a bed of caramelized fennel, it replaces the need for a meat entree.
Green Olives, Cannellini Beans And Halloumi
<strong>Get the <a href="http://agrainofparadise.blogspot.com/2012/05/green-olives-cannellini-beans-chili.html" target="_hplink">Green Olives, Cannellini Beans and Halloumi recipe</a> by A Grain Of Paradise</strong><br>In this recipe, halloumi is marinated for a couple of hours in rosemary, paprika, thyme and chile, making for one flavorful grilled meal.
Grilled Halloumi, Beetroot And Pumpkin Seed Salad
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/recipes/grilled-halloumi-beetroot-pumpkin-seed-salad/" target="_hplink">Grilled Halloumi, Beetroot & Pumpkin Seed Salad recipe</a> by Food and the Fabulous</strong><br> Zesty lemon pairs perfectly with grilled halloumi. And adding it to a salad with beets and crunchy pumpkin seeds makes for a colorful dish.
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