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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013

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  • 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; 16.5 g total fat; 6.2 g saturated fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium. 203 mg potassium; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 7.3 g protein; 1676 IU vitamin a iu; 39 mg vitamin c; 23 mcg folate; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 15 mg magnesium;

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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