Grilled Peach and Haloumi Salad

in Dinner, Salads

Grilled Peach and Haloumi Salad // www.acozykitchen.com

I’m a bit on a grilling kick. I don’t own an outside grill so instead I use my big griddle that has a side that is like a grill pan. It’s almost like reversible sheets. Or reversible shirts, which were popular for a very short while in the 90s. I think they should come back because seriously, how useful! I also had a shirt that would change different colors if you breathed on it. I’m pretty sure it was supposed to work like mood ring but it failed completely.

Anyway, grilling…fruit. The two surprisingly go hand and hand, AND grilling cheese is an even better idea. The requirement is that the correct cheese be used. A lot of cheese can easily be coated in breading and fried but not many cheeses can be grilled. If you’ve never cooked with haloumi, I can assure you that it’s really really good and super easy to grill. It won’t get all melty and crazy, it’s really hard to mess up AND it’s delicious and salty. I love to pair it with something sweet and something smokey.


Grilled Peach and Haloumi Salad // www.acozykitchen.com

The grilled yellow peaches and the salty and smokey prosciutto were pretty nice with the haloumi. I added a bit of peppery arugula in the mix to fill it out. This way you can serve it and people not just get two bites. This will easily serve a group of 4 for a dinner party or random Tuesday night.

Let’s just grill all THE things.

Grilled Peach and Haloumi Salad // www.acozykitchen.com

Grilled Peach and Haloumi Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2 (as a main meal); 4 (as an appetizer salad)

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 yellow peaches, firm but ripe (not overly ripe - that's for jam)
  • 12 ounces haloumi cheese
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 to 8 slices of prosciutto of choice

Directions

  1. Cut the peaches in half and remove the seeds. Cut up the peaches into 1/2-inch slices. Take the haloumi and using a sharp knife (haloumi is pretty firm), slice it up into rectangles.
  2. Preheat your grill or grill pan over high heat. Grease it with cooking spray, liberally (you don't want the cheese and fruit to stick). While the grill or grill pan is preheating, add the arugula to a small bowl. Pour in the olive oil and add a teaspoon of salt. Rub the leaves until they're thoroughly coated. Set them aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, add the balsamic vinegar. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then turn the heat down to low. Allow the balsamic vinegar to reduce by half; make sure to keep a close eye on it---it reduces very quickly. Pour the balsamic glaze into a small bowl; it will thicken as it cools.
  4. Add the fruit to the grill. To get those pretty grill marks, lightly press the fruit down with a pair of tongs. Cook for about 1 minute on the first side and 30 seconds on the opposite side. Repeat grilling process until you've worked your way through all of the fruit, adding extra cooking spray as needed.
  5. Next, add the haloumi (you want to do the haloumi last because it's important that's it's as melty as warm as can be) and place a flat lid or plate on top of the haloumi. This will help with those perfect grill marks. Grill the cheese for about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Arrange the grilled peaches, grilled haloumi, dressed arugula leaves and prosciutto on a large plate. Drizzle the balsamic glaze on top and around the salad.
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jenna @ just j.faye July 10, 2014 at 5:58 am

This salad looks phenomenal! I have never cooked with, or even purchased, haloumi cheese before. I should experiment a little and try it out!

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Gucki July 10, 2014 at 7:41 am

Hi, I love the grilled peaches idea!
Please, may you give me the recipe of that wonderful peaches cake I’ve seen on your instagram? Thank you!

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Adrianna Adarme July 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Peaches cake? I don’t believe I did a peach cake. You mean the peach pie?

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Gucki July 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Yes, I mean the peach pie! Sorry!!
Thank you!

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Adrianna Adarme July 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Oh! The peach pie is for my upcoming book. :( It’ll be published next Fall and I promise that recipe will be worth the wait! Sorry about that!

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Gucki July 11, 2014 at 8:33 am

Ok, in this case I’m waiting for the book! Congraz!

molly yeh July 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

HELLO, ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN A SALAD!

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Mary Frances July 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

I love haloumi! That squeaky texture it has is so much fun to eat.

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April July 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

thank you, i was wracking my brain for something delicious to eat for dinner on this hot, hot day!

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Todd July 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm

You nailed it with this one, Adrianna!! Grilled fruit is what summer is all about. That and cocktails, of course ;)

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dervla July 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

yay lets grill ALL THE THINGS

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stephanie @ iamafoodblog July 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

this is my DREAM salad adrianna!!

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April @badgerkitchen July 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

This looks wonderful! I might try substituting the halloumi with juustoleipa cheese, which I can by at my farmers market along with the rest of the ingredients. :)

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Gorgeous, love the grilled peaches!

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Flor July 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Having trouble finding Haloumi cheese, even at Provisions Market. Any good substitute.

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Adrianna Adarme July 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

Feta would taste great, though haloumi is the only cheese that will properly get those grill marks you’re going for!

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Sarah July 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Adrianna: I am making this tonight and was wondering if you want to include a note about how long to grill the haloumi. It’ll be too late for me but I thought others might want to know!

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Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Hi Sarah, Yes, sorry about that! The haloumi should be grilled on high heat for about 2 minutes per side. Adding that note now. Thanks!

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Dana July 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

Peaches are something that I consume by the box in the summer, and I do prescribe to the idea that grilled peaches have a certain magical quality to them.

This is the type of salad a person could make friends with.

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meg August 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I love grilled peaches! This recipe looks amazing – thanks for sharing!

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Adrianna Adarme August 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Your face looks amazing! Thanks for being here!

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