Soon to be a fall favorite, this salad features fresh figs and grilled halloumi cheese. Vegetarian and gluten free, this fall salad makes a great lunch or dinner option.
- rocket leaves
- cherry tomatoes
- figs (ripe)
- halloumi cheese
- You will find halloumi in Montreal in Trip de Bouffe, in PA stores, or in Arab grocery stores. This cheese has a semi-soft texture and is a mixture of goat and sheep milk. Used ideally for cooking, it may be grilled in olive oil or fried without melting. It is used in salads and for kebabs.
- Halloumi cheese is salty, so soak in water for an hour to make it sweat a little.
- Then place the argula leaves, cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes, and figs in a bowl. Cut the halloumi in slices and fry in a grill pan for a few minutes. Garnish salad with fried cheese.
Cindy G. 12 Jul 2015
I enjoyed working with the halloumi. It grilled nicely and its smoky flavor was a great compliment to the sweet figs. I served this salad at a women’s luncheon and all were pleased.