A taste of Summer: Halloumi and Strawberry Salad

What is this miserable weather all about? I know it isn't Summer yet but cooooome oooooonn.

I don't know about you but when the weather is crap, so is my mood and I have a tendency to eat more crap than usual. But not yesterday. No. Yesterday I was craving sunshine in my belly and it came in the form of a Halloumi and strawberry salad. Strawberries in a salad, you gasp! That sounds disgusting, my husband scoffed. Get a hold of yourselves! Fruit in your salad is the way forward, I tell you.

Try it, you're gonna LOVE it.

What you will need:

A large handful of strawberries, sliced into small pieces
Half a lemon
Balsamic vinegar
Mixed leaves
2x drizzles of Olive oil
Pepper to season

Remove the planty bit from the strawberries. Wash (the strawberries, not the planty bit) and chop into bite sized pieces. Put them in a bowl and drizzle (not drown) with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and squeeze half a lemon over the top. Mix around and set aside.

Slice the halloumi (I used quite a bit of it in my salad, I'm greedy) and gently sizzle in the pan with a dash of olive oil until lightly browned.

Once sizzled and golden, place on top of a bed of washed, mixed leaves with the strawberries and dressing. Season with pepper.

Simple and delicious.

Perfect for a (not so) sunny afternoon.


  1. This looks amazing, and no I hadn't ever thought of fruit in a salad but this looks divine and so tasty! I think I may have to have a go minus the halloumi-not a fan, I'm afraid!x

  2. hmmmm halloumi.... hmmmmm strawberries and balsamic - right off to the supermarket!
    I am a huge fan of strawberries in salad particularly with cucumber and black pepper