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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Halloumi with Rocket and Beets

What is halloumi you ask?  It's a cheese which originates from the island of Cyprus and is traditionally made with a mixture of sheep's and goat's milk.  It's unique in that it has a high melting point which allows it to be grilled or fried.  And when done so, the texture becomes bouncy and squeaky and the salty flavour of the cheese is enhanced making a heavenly match with a ripened tomato or a sweet melon.


- 2 slices of halloumi lightly fried in olive oil
- 1 handful of rocket (arugula)
- 2 small beets roasted, peeled and quartered(1 gold and 1 red)
- 2 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 pinch of fresh mint chopped
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper


Assemble the rocket, beets, tomatoes, and halloumi in the centre of a plate lightly tossed with your hands.  Then drizzle olive oil and squeeze fresh lemon over the salad.  Finally, add a pinch of salt, a twist of ground pepper and the chopped mint.  Voila!

With Love,

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