I made a delicious Haloumi and Fig Salad with Watermelon for lunch both yesterday and today. It was truly mouth-watering and so terribly simple to make, requiring just one pan and no more than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect treat-yourself lunch for a mummy on the run!
There’s no need for salad dressing with this recipe. This little dish packs a wonderful flavour punch all on its own and is just the right size for a lady’s light lunch, or as a shared starter next time you have a dinner party.
The three ingredients complement each other perfectly. The figs are warm, soft and sweet, while the haloumi is also warm but salty and chewy and the watermelon is just so refreshing and cooling, a perfect balance for the fig and cheese together.
Did you know that Haloumi Cheese?
- originated in Cyprus
- is traditionally prepared with cow, goat and/or sheep milk
- does not melt when heated, so it’s great in salads
- is safe in pregnancy
Serves 2 for lunch, or 4 as a shared starter
- large heavy based, non-stick frying pan
- serving dish
- 250g haloumi cheese, sliced 0.5cm thick
- 6 fresh figs, halved lengthways
- 270g watermelon flesh, cut into small triangles
- Over medium heat, preheat a large heavy-based, non-stick frying pan, then add the haloumi and the figs, flesh-down.
- Cook for a couple of minutes until the cheese is golden and flip the cheese to brown the other side. Leave the figs flesh-down.
- Once the second side of the cheese is golden, remove both the cheese and figs from the pan and arrange on a serving plate with the watermelon triangles.
- Serve immediately while the cheese and figs are still warm.