Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon Sandwich

The Spruce
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches

Who knew that a cheese-as-bread sammy could be so refreshing? Here, grilled halloumi stands in for the bread, sandwiching mint, tomato and 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.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces Halloumi
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small watermelon
  • 2 to 3 tomatoes
  • To taste: fresh black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • Optional: balsamic glaze
  • 1 bunch fresh basil

How 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. This will act as the bread.

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

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