Grilled Halloumi with Mango and Mint

Sometimes words only exist to complicate something so simple. Out of Monday blues and summer-lust comes this recipe combining three simple ingredients: ripe Pakistani mangoes, a traditional sheep and goat's milk halloumi and freshly picked mint. Not a hint of Lebanese to it. Oh well.

200g diced ripe mango
200g sliced halloumi
5-6 leaves of freshly picked mint

Heat up a griddle pan and and sear the halloumi for 30 seconds on each side. You need the pan to be smoking hot to get good grill marks. Dice the mango and pick the mint leaves before combining the three ingredients. Make yourself a drink, grab some crusty bread and make your way to the garden to enjoy this delicious salad.


25 August 2009 at 04:06 Karine said...

This sounds great! I love mint and mango and paired together with the halloumi, it must be amazing!

26 August 2009 at 13:42 Anonymous said...

Halloumi and mango????? That sounds bizarre.

26 August 2009 at 13:42 Anonymous said...

Not really much of a salad is it Salha? Where's the dressing?

26 August 2009 at 23:02 M. A. Salha said...

Well, I'm okay with that. As long as it's delicious, right? I don't think this salad (or starter or snack) needs a dressing - it has the saltiness from the halloumi and the moisture from the mango. But if I had to make a dressing for this, I'd dot a tiny bit of sesame oil (mixed with a little lemon juice)on a few of the halloumi pieces.

9 January 2010 at 14:05 Taste of Beirut said...

I love halloum and I think I am ready now to mix it with sweet stuff!

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