Grilled Halloumi and Orange Salad
This sweet and savory gets its distinctive flavor from creamy, salty grilled Halloumi cheese and a smoky orange vinaigrette. It makes a satisfying lunch or light dinner.
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
For the salad:
1 8-ounce package Halloumi cheese, cut into 1/2" slices
10 ounces baby arugula or spinach, washed and dried
2 medium or 4 small oranges, peeled, pith removed and sectioned (we used Clementines, but use whatever variety looks fresh and sweet that you can find)
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, washed, dried and halved
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
1/2 red or sweet onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons olive oil
For the vinaigrette:
1/4 cup rice or white wine vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 red or sweet onion, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Make the vinaigrette: In a lidded glass jar, combine all vinaigrette ingredients and shake vigorously, until oil begins to emulsify and dressing thickens. Set aside.
Assemble the salad: Layer greens, oranges, tomatoes, pomegranate and onion in a serving bowl. Set aside while you gill the Halloumi.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Brush Halloumi slices on both sides with olive oil. Grill each side for about two minutes, until cheese begins to brown on edges and soften in the middle. Remove from heat.
Place Halloumi on top of salad and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.