Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon 'Sandwich'

The Spruce
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
426 Calories
28g Fat
16g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 426
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 729mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 47mg 236%
Calcium 652mg 50%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 914mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Who knew that a cheese-as-bread sammie could be so refreshing? Here, grilled halloumi stands in for the bread, sandwiching mint, tomato, basil, fresh black pepper, and balsamic glaze. The result is a little bit salty, a little bit sweet, and just right on a balmy afternoon.


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  • 8 ounces halloumi

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 small watermelon

  • 2 to 3 tomatoes

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 sprig fresh mint

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • Balsamic glaze, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Slice halloumi widthwise into quarters. One thick block of halloumi should give you about 3 to 4 slices of "bread." Brush olive oil on griddle, then grill cheese slices on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned.

  2. Meanwhile, cut the watermelon and tomato into square pieces, about the same size as the halloumi cheese slices.

  3. To assemble, place 1 piece of cheese, grill marks side down and cover with watermelon, mint, tomato, fresh black pepper, balsamic glaze and fresh basil, and top with the other slice of halloumi.

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