Grilled Halloumi, Corn & Tomato Summer Salad

Dreamy Summer Grilled Halloumi & Tomato Salad

I love discovering a new salad combination that outshines my expectations.  I was recently inspired by a story in good ole Martha Stewart’s Living magazine and I’m so glad I gave this variation a try.  To be honest, I have never grilled Halloumi cheese, and I can now say it is absolutely delicious and incredibly yummy!  I opted for using Mache Rosette lettuce because of it’s subtle sweetness making these chic salad greens a little gourmet treat.  And who knew they are also nick-named the “corn-lettuce” so there couldn’t be a more perfect match-up, right?  The heartiness of the grilled Halloumi cheese gives a lot of depth to this simple salad mixture and the zesty lime dressing just pulls it all together.  I can’t think of another salad that screams more summer than this one…..at least not yet!

What you'll need

  • 4 ounces Mache Rosette Lettuce
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice + 1 ½ tbsp lime zest, divided leaving some for garnish
  • ¼  cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced garlic, about 2 cloves
  • 6 ounces Halloumi cheese, ¼ inches slices
  • Salt & Pepper

Prep + Cook

  1. Boil a large pot of water with a little butter & salt.   Add ears of corn and let boil for about 15-20 minutes.  Remove and let cool.
  2. Whisk together lime juice and lime zest in a small bowl.
  3. In a small skillet, heat ¼ cup olive oil.  Add garlic and cook stirring often until garlic is lightly golden, about 1 minutes or less.  Whisk together oil mixture into lime mixture and season with salt & pepper.
  4. Grill the Halloumi cheese slices on an indoor cast iron grill or outside on a traditional grill, about 2 minutes on each side or until you begin to see some char. Set aside salad for when ready to assemble salads.
  5. Holding each ear of corn, slice the corn from the ears into a medium-sized bowl.  Add the halved cherry tomatoes along with 2 tbsp of the dressing.  Gently toss to combine.
  6. To assemble the salad, plate a small bunch of the Mache greens, next add a scoop or two of the corn and tomato mixture, then add 2-3 grilled Halloumi cheese slices.  Lastly, drizzle with remaining dressing then sprinkle with a pinch of remaining lime zest and ENJOY!

 

Serves 4


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Author:  Jennifer Kuhar

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