This Salad with Grilled Halloumi & Blackberry Dressing is showing off in colors and flavors. Salty grilled halloumi, crunchy sour apple and tangy blueberry dressing make for a beautiful contrast.
I can honestly say that Halloumi is one of my favorite cheeses. There is something about this salty cheese with the herbs that makes it very special. I love it most with some lemon juice, just plain Grilled Halloumi. The first time I ate this cheese was on Cyprus; one of my many business trips to this cute little Mediterranean island. Cyprus has a spot in my heart, and not only because of the Halloumi. The people are friendly, there is still something rural about the island (things may have change is 20 years) and the capital Nicosia is very pleasant, nice restaurants and good food.
I am not so crazy about the touristic parts of Cyprus, but that may just be me. I am not crazy about touristic places anywhere. Never have been, never will be. Some tourists just don’t know how to behave and I prefer the more quiet places. That is not to say that I sometimes want to see the touristic places, simply because I want to know what people are talking about. In Cyprus, one of their claim to fame spots is Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace along the rocky coast of Paphos.
OK, back to Salad with Grilled Halloumi & Blackberry Dressing. One more diversion; another lovely way to eat grilled Halloumi is with a drizzle of honey, as a dessert. Try it, it’s lovely.
For this Salad with Grilled Halloumi & Blackberry Dressing I used the following ingredients:
- green lettuce. You can us any type of green leaf lettuce you like; I used lollo bionda
- apple. Again any type you like, however a sour apple will do better in combination with the salty Halloumi. Try a Granny Smith
- Pine nuts
The dressing is made from yogurt, blackberries, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. A lovely purple color that is a stark contrast again the green. Mix salad greens and cheese together, drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with pine nuts and add some whole blackberries and you have a beautiful result.