What is halloumi?
For many, halloumi is a relatively unknown ingredient. We are happy to give a word of explanation! The Cypriot cheese halloumi is reminiscent of feta cheese in terms of taste, but in terms of texture it is more like its Italian sister mozzarella. Traditional halloumi is made from unpasteurized sheep and goat milk. This white-colored cheese is usually shaped like a rectangular block. This is a cheese that doesn’t invite to eat raw, but it’s delicious when baked. If you pat it dry and flour it a little before frying, you will also get a delicious crispy crust! Many consider halloumi to be an ideal meat substitute, because the cheese gets a meaty texture after grilling. Enough facts about halloumi, let's get down to the real work!
Preparation of grilled halloumi, pumpkin and beet on the BBQ
To prepare the grilled halloumi, pumpkin and beet we use the Siesta 412, a spacious barbecue which allows us to easily spread the ingredients on the grill. Of course, you can also opt for a Spring or a Stella model. The choice is yours! All gas barbecues of Barbecook feature high-quality cast iron grids. These will provide the typical BBQ grill marks on your food. This way, your salad will look deliciously BBQ proof!
Mix the oil with the garlic and the Provencal herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the pumpkin slices, beet slices, onion wedges and halloumi with the oil. Grill on the barbecue until tender. Mix the ingredients for the dressing. Assemble the salad with the spinach leaves, grilled vegetables and halloumi. Finish with the nuts, pumpkin seeds and some dressing.
Time to dig in!