Grilled Halloumi with Cucumber & Green Grapes

Grilled Halloumi with Cucumber & Green Grapes

By Chef Ana Ortiz


A salty, crunchy, tangy, and herbaceous salad that is super quick to put together. Serve it as part of a meal made up of lots of little plates (hummus, olives, marinated gigantic beans...) bring it to a picnic once the weather really warms up, or eat it as mid-day snack (my favorite way to have it).


1 Persian cucumber per person

6 green grapes per person

A handful of flat parsley

2-3 slices of halloumi per person, about 1/2” thick each

olive oil


Maldon salt


Prep all your ingredients:

Pick a handful of flat parsley from its stem. Slice the cucumbers into 1/4” coins.
Quarter the grapes. Slice the halloumi.

Heat a thin drizzle of olive oil on a nonstick pan over medium heat and cook the halloumi until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.

Plate the halloumi. You can break it into pieces like in the photograph, or serve it in slices.

Toss the cukes, grapes, and parsley with a little drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon in a bowl. Taste and add a little more oil and lemon if it needs it.

Top the cheese with the cucumber, grapes, and parsley. Sprinkle everything with a tiny bit of Maldon salt keeping in mind that halloumi is a salty cheese.

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