When I say heat wave, what do you think of? I think of watermelon. Cold, just out of the refrigerator watermelon is my definition of refreshing. Its sweetness makes it a welcome addition to many dishes. Currently, my favourite watermelon dish is a salad made with halloumi. Halloumi is a salty cheese made from goat’s or sheep’s milk (and sometimes cow’s milk). It has a high melting point so it’s ideal for pan frying.
Watermelon and halloumi salad:
Ingredients: watermelon (sliced), halloumi cheese (sliced about 1 cm thick) and chopped mint.
Method: Pan fry the halloumi cheese until golden brown on both sides. Let the cheese cool for a couple of minutes. Place on it top of the watermelon and toss the mint on top. The halloumi is so salty, you really don’t need more seasoning.
Variations: For an even easier dish that requires no cooking at all, use a salty feta cheese in place of halloumi. In the photo above, I’ve added cantaloupe which is nice too, but I prefer the dish with watermelon only. Any version makes for a great salad or light dinner on a hot day.
Question: What’s your favourite way to eat watermelon?