Watermelon, Haloumi and Mint Salad

We recently had a few friends over for dinner and I trotted out this Watermelon, Haloumi and Mint Salad. It was so divine, the sweet and juicy watermelon alongside the salty, squeaky haloumi…. heaven. And it’s SO easy to make. This is one salad that I’ll be making good use of over summer. watermelon and haloumi salad

Watermelon, Haloumi and Mint Salad

1/2 seedless watermelon, cut into 1cm slices then into small wedges

250g (or 1 packet) Haloumi cheese, cut into 1cm slices

1/2  punnet cherry tomatoes

1/2 bunch of fresh mint, shredded

the juice of one lemon

drizzle of olive oil


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1. arrange the watermelon wedges on a platter
2. add the tomatoes and haloumi to a hot non-stick frying pan, and cook until tomatoes are beginning to blister and the haloumi is golden brown.
3. arrange the haloumi on top of the watermelon wedges, and scatter the tomatoes and mint around the plate.
4. squeeze over the lemon juice and drizzle with olive oil.

Classy folk that we are, we ate this with our fingers around the kitchen island while also stuffing some of Mrs Munroe’s fancy hot olives into our mouths. I had never eaten a Sicilian olive before. Where have they been all my life?

Did I mention that we were ALL child free on this occasion? One or two wines may have been consumed and a few tunes were played. Some quite loudly. The pregnant lady may have gotten a bit cranky and tired. Pregnant ladies are so boring.


What’s your favourite salad right now?

12 Replies to “Watermelon, Haloumi and Mint Salad”

    1. Mitcham? Is that the Mitcham in SA or another Mitcham?! Surely you don’t live in Adelaide – how could I no know that yet?

        1. Aha, now I’m making the connection :) Have you been to any of the meet ups? I have only been to one so far, I hope to go again soon.

          1. Perhaps we’ll make it to meet up one day. I took Pebble along to the last meet up, but one kiddo is definitely easier than two! You need a child friendly venue too. I think they were planning a lunch picnic in a park one day, that would be perfect.

  1. LOL! the pregnant lady did get a little cranky but it was called for. loved that haloumi salad. so tasty, so fresh and so different to the norm!

    1. I must make it again soon, perhaps a mid week lunch for me at home. I love a bit of haloumi, any chance I can get :P

    1. Sometimes I do it in the sandwich press and it turns out perfectly! I used the frying pan on this night because I was doing the tomatoes too, but usually when I’m just making a bit here and there I use the sandwich press :)

    1. I am so addicted to haloumi right now… especially since I found out I can eat it during pregnancy! I thought it was on the no go list. Now it’s green light a go-go and I can’t get enough.

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