Watermelon and Halloumi

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 8 small wedges seedless watermelon, rind removed
  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
Directions
  • 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 olive oil, 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 refrigerator.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sear the halloumi 1 minute per side, then remove from the pan; top each with a piece of marinated watermelon.

  • Photograph by David Malosh


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