Barbecued Haloumi Cheese with Watermelon Salad

Episode: 9
Title: Barbecued Haloumi Cheese with Watermelon Salad
Broadcast: October 14th 2017
Presenter: Russell Blaikie

Ingredients for 6 as a graze dish or starter:

  • 1 pack Cypriot Halloumi (250 grams)
  • Salad oil

The watermelon salad:

  • 11/2 cups watermelon, deseeded and cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 1 lemon, cut in half ready to juice
  • 1 Small pickling onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, I used mint and dill (kitchen note get oregano, dill, mint and parsley)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: some red pepper or chilli flakes

To serve: Pita breads


  • Pre-heat your barbecue to high
  • Using a large bowl, combine the watermelon, the juice from ½ the lemon & onion slices
  • Slice the Halloumi cheese into 5-6mm thick slices, brush with salad oil.
  • Warm pita breads on the barbecue, remove, cut into wedges and keep warm
  • Place halloumi onto oiled hotplate, cook for approximately 1-11/2 minutes until golden brown on one side, flip over and cook for a further 11/2 minutes
  • Place watermelon onto serving plate, top with grilled haloumi, drizzle with the juice from half a lemon and sprinkle with herbs, black pepper and chilli flakes if you are using them
  • Serve immediately with warm pita bread.

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