Grilled Pear Halloumi Salad

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Grilled Pear Halloumi Salad | Naturallly Ella

There's nothing quite like the feeling of driving down interstate 5 from Sacramento and seeing all the produce grown. It can be humbling to drive among the various orchards and realize just how much produce is produced on the valley floor.

Grilled Pear


Grains: For an extra boost, add a cup or so of cooked grains. Farro, quinoa, or sorghum. This salad is versatile enough that most grains work.

Bread: I'm a sucker for a salad with croutons and this one would be perfect with homemade croutons. Just a heads-up though, add a bit more dressing so that it can soak into the bread.

Cheese: Swap out the halloumi for another solid salad cheese like crumbled gorgonzola or feta. If you're using feta, try your hand at grilling it!

Grilled Pear Halloumi Salad

Grilled Pear Halloumi Salad | Naturallly Ella
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Grilled Pear Halloumi Salad

4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • 2 Bartlett Pears
  • 4 ounces halloumi
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 to 4 handfuls Arugula
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons minced Shallot
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoon zest
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  1. Quarter the pears in half and with a paring knife, remove the seeds.  Drain and rinse the halloumi then cut into thick slices. Rub both the pear and halloumi with olive oil. Place on the grill and cook until both are charred. Chop the halloumi into bite-sized pieces.
  2. While the pears are grilling, make the dressing. Toast the walnuts by placing them in a dry skillet over medium heat. Shake the pan and cook the walnuts until fragrant; 3 to 4 minutes. Remove, let cool, then chop.
  3. Place the walnuts in a jar along with the ingredients for the dressing. Shake well. Assemble the salad with the pears, halloumi, arugula, and dressing. Serve with crusty bread.
Tips and Tricks: Bartletts work best for this salad as they can be heated with keeping a bit of crisp texture. The goal is to char the outside and keep the pear slices on the thicker side.
Use up leftover ingredients: arugula, pears, walnuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time :15 minutes

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