In this beautiful grapefruit salad recipe we pair the salty flavor of halloumi cheese with sweet-tart ruby grapefruit and aromatic mint. Halloumi cheese has a texture similar to mozzarella, but it browns rather than melts when it is heated. Look for halloumi in tubs or airtight packs near other imported cheese in large supermarkets.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • With a sharp knife, remove the skin and white pith from the grapefruit; remove any seeds. Slice each grapefruit into 4 rounds.

  • Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, shallot, pepper and salt in a small bowl.

  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cheese and cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total.

  • To serve, place 2 grapefruit rounds on each plate and top each with a piece of the cheese. Drizzle each serving with about 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon mint.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 14.1g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 8.6g; fat 16.5g; saturated fat 6.2g; cholesterol 20.3mg; vitamin a iu 1675.7IU; vitamin c 39.3mg; folate 22.8mcg; calcium 39.9mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 15.5mg; potassium 202.9mg; sodium 339.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Halloumi is one of my favorite cheeses and it pairs perfectly with the grapefruit. Whenever grapefruit is in season I try to make this (and then I try not to eat the entire thing in one sitting!) Read More