Welcome to our recipe for Arugula Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese. This vibrant salad combines the peppery arugula leaves with the savory grilled halloumi cheese and juicy cherry tomatoes. Tossed in a zesty lemon-oregano dressing, it's a refreshing and satisfying dish that is perfect for any occasion. Join us as we guide you through the simple steps to create this delightful salad.
- 6 cups arugula leaves
- 8 oz (225g) halloumi cheese, sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
For the Lemon-Oregano Dressing
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh oregano, salt, and pepper to make the lemon-oregano dressing. Set aside.
- Place the halloumi cheese slices on the preheated grill or grill pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until grill marks appear and the cheese softens. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula leaves and cherry tomatoes.
- Drizzle the lemon-oregano dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
- Arrange the grilled halloumi cheese slices on top of the salad.
- Serve the Arugula Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese immediately and enjoy the vibrant flavors.
- If you can't find halloumi cheese, you can substitute it with grilled paneer or tofu for a vegetarian option.
- Customize the salad by adding some sliced red onions or cucumber for added crunch and freshness.
- Sprinkle some toasted pine nuts or walnuts over the salad for extra texture and nutty flavors.
- For a Mediterranean twist, add some Kalamata olives or crumbled feta cheese.
- Make the dressing in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake well before using.
- Serve the salad as a light lunch or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
Indulge in the refreshing flavors of our Arugula Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese. This salad combines the peppery arugula leaves, savory grilled halloumi cheese, and juicy cherry tomatoes, all brought together with a zesty lemon-oregano dressing. Every bite is a burst of fresh and vibrant flavors that will leave you wanting more. Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a side dish to complement your meal, this recipe is a perfect choice. Follow our easy steps and enjoy the goodness of this delightful salad. Your taste buds will thank you!