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Spiced Halloumi Salad with Cranberry Dressing

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Made from goat’s milk, haloumi is a mild cheese that has a similar consistency to feta, yet not as delicate. Its meaty traits make it a substantial part of any dish, and it’s a great substitute for chicken or steak in a salad. The vinaigrette in this salad has a bit of heat with the sweetness.

Notes

Watch John Gregory-Smith make this salad in action on the food-centric YouTube channel HUNGRY

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons blanched, skinned almonds
  • 2 Teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 8 Ounces Halloumi, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 Cup cranberry sauce
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup roasted vegetables such as carrots, red onions, fennel, and Brussels sprouts
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 sprig mint leaves, for garnish

Directions

In a small sauté pan over medium heat toast the almonds, cumin and coriander until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder or food processor and grind into a course powder.

Place the sliced halloumi on a cutting board and sprinkle both sides of the cheese with the spice blend, patting it into each side.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the Halloumi and cook 1-2 minutes per side until the cheese is golden and softened.

In a small bowl whisk together the cranberry sauce, lemon juice, water, and chili powder.

In a large bowl combine the roasted vegetables, cherry tomatoes, and half of the cranberry dressing. Transfer to a serving platter and top with Halloumi cheese, the remaining dressing and garnish with mint leaves.
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving584
Total Fat42g65%
Sugar26gN/A
Saturated19g96%
Cholesterol101mg34%
Protein21g42%
Carbs36g12%
Vitamin A196µg22%
Vitamin B122µg32%
Vitamin B60.7mg35.6%
Vitamin C73mg100%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E5mg26%
Vitamin K133µg100%
Calcium649mg65%
Fiber6g24%
Folate (food)91µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)91µg23%
Iron4mg22%
Magnesium78mg19%
Monounsaturated18gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg12%
Phosphorus498mg71%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium613mg18%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg66%
Sodium1080mg45%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg22.2%
Zinc4mg27%