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Avocado Halloumi Salad

Avocado Halloumi Salad With Mediterranean Dressing

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 minutes 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grilled/Pan-Fried
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Learn how to make a delicious and healthy avocado halloumi salad with a Mediterranean dressing of lemon, honey and oregano. Gluten-free, vegetarian and low-carb friendly salad meal.


Ingredients

Scale

For the salad

4 cups loosely packed with mixed salad leaves

1 cup sliced cucumber (1 small Lebanese cucumber)

2/3 cup sliced red pepper (capsicum/bell pepper)

1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes (10-12 tomatoes)

1/4 yellow or red onion, thinly sliced

1 medium avocado, halved and sliced

200 g halloumi cheese 

Oil for cooking (avocado oil, olive oil)

For the Greek dressing

2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lemon)

2.5 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 tsp pepper 


Instructions

  • Assemble salad leaves and cut up vegetables between two serving bowls. You can also mix everything in one large bowl. Avocado can be sliced into strips or diced into cubes. Arrange it on top of the salads.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Slice the halloumi cheese into thick slices, about 0.7-0.8 cm or the thickness of your little finger. Pat dry with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Preheat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon or two of oil to the pan and once hot, add the halloumi slices. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. If the cheese gives out some liquid, you may have to cook for a little longer on that first side, increasing the heat slightly to help evaporate the juices.
  • Top the salads with hot halloumi and serve straight away. Once halloumi cools down, it becomes a little more rubbery and loses than gorgeous soft melted cheese feel. It will still be good, just a slightly different texture.
  • Whisk the dressing again and drizzle over the salad when served.

Notes

For a lower-carb/keto version omit the honey or replace it with a sugar-free sweetener (1 teaspoon).

Keywords: Salad, Salads, Halloumi, Halloumi Cheese, Mediterranean, Avocado, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Low-Carb

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