Grilled Halloumi and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil

Callie Hull

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil, plus extra leaves for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Halloumi cheese, sliced into 1/4″ slices

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and very fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat
  5. Brush Halloumi with olive oil on each side. Place on hot grill pan and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until nice grill marks have formed. Remove from heat.
  6. Arrange Halloumi on plate and top with cooked cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with cooking oil from the baking sheet. Top salad with fresh basil leaves.