Grilled Cheese Salad
  • 1/2cup quinoa
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 8cups salad greens
  • 1/2cup roughly chopped fresh mint
  • 1cup sliced Peppadew peppers
  • 2cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4cup walnut or extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1tsp drained capersoptional
  • 1 garlic cloveminced
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 5oz halloumi cheesecut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 2tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Place quinoa in small saucepan with 1 cup water.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain any excess water.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place quinoa on baking sheet and toss with paprika. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring a couple of times, or until crispy. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Divide salad greens, mint, Peppadew peppers, and strawberries among serving plates. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, parsley, capers (if using), garlic, and pepper.
  5. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush halloumi with olive oil. Cook slices for about 1 1/2 minutes per side, or until golden. Alternatively, pan-sear halloumi in greased hot skillet for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  6. Place halloumi on salad and drizzle dressing over top. Garnish with quinoa crumbs.
Recipe Notes

Simple swaps

Come stone fruit season, you can swap out the strawberries in this Grilled Cheese Salad for juicy peach slices. If you can’t locate fiery-sweet Peppadew peppers, use roasted red peppers.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.