Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi Recipe

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Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi Recipe

After eating Halloumi for the first time, I thought to myself, “how have I ever lived without this?’ For those who haven’t heard of Halloumi, it’s a semi-hard unripe cheese with a high melting point, which makes it idyllic for searing, grilling, etc. In my opinion, seared/grilled Halloumi is best when enjoyed soon after it leaves the skillet when it’s still warm. You won’t find Halloumi everywhere, but Rollin’ Oats has it of course – in addition to all of the other components in this salad.

Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad ingredients

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The crispy bread adds that bit of crunch that this dish was screaming for. I encourage you to use any kind of bread that you may have on hand. We always have a loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread in our freezer (which you know that I use with a lot of frequency), so that’s usually my go to. Toss in olive oil, toast for 15 minutes or so and then finish it with a pinch of salt if your heart desires – it makes all of the difference.

This recipe is definitely one that wants to be made in the summertime. Best enjoyed with a cool bottle of Sauv Blanc or Rosé on a sweet little patio with irreplaceable company.

Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi

Peach, Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Seared Halloumi

Abby AllenAbby Allen
An above average salad that is sure to give the people what they want. Also, if this is your first rodeo with seared Halloumi, you're welome! You're going to want it constantly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 704 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Peaches Cut in half, pit removed and sliced into thin half moons
  • 2 Tomatoes Make sure they are ripe. Slice them just like the peaches.
  • 1/2 Cucumber Sliced into thin rounds. Use any kind!
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion Sliced thin
  • 7 ounces Halloumi Cheese Sliced into 1/4" thick rectangles. Pat dry with papertowels.
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil Plus 3 Tbsp, separated.
  • 1 1/2 cup Bread Like Dave's Killer Bread, torn into 1" pieces
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt Plus more, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Mint Fresh, torn into pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and toss torn bread with 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp and golden and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whisk Balsamic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, honey and 1/2 cup olive oil until well combined. Taste and season with more salt as needed.
    Vinaigrette
  • Add peaches, cucumber, tomatoes and onion to bowl with vinaigrette and gently mix and set aside.
    Combining the peaches, tomatoes, cucumber and onions with the vinaigrette
  • Heat remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil in a nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Carefully add slices of Halloumi (you may have to do this in batches), one at a time, to hot oil. Sear until cheese begins to take on a golden color, 2-4 minutes. Flip cheese and cook other side another 2-4 minutes. Remove from oil and allow to cool on a paper towel-lined plate.
    Searing the Halloumi
  • Add croutons, seared halloumi and torn mint to bowl with peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. Combine and serve.
    Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi
Nutrition Facts
Peach, Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Seared Halloumi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Sodium 1936mg84%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 907IU18%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 651mg65%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 704kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 22gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1936mgPotassium: 567mgFiber: 7gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 907IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 651mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Peach Salad, Seared Halloumi, Seared Halloumi Salad, Summer Salad
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