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Watermelon and Halloumi


Sounds weird but it's really good.

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  • 1 tsp. minced shallot
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 T EVOO
  • 2 T sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 T chopped fresh mint
  • 8 small wedges watermelon, seedless, rind removed
  • 8 oz. Halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 75mins


Step 1

Place the shallot and garlic in a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt. Add the vinegar and honey and whisk. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup EVOO, then add the almonds and mint.

Place the watermelon in a shallow dish. Pour the dressing on top, cover and let marinate 1 hour in the fridge.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the remaining 1 T olive oil. sear the Halloumi 1 minute per side then remove from the pan; top each with a piece of the watermelon.


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