Grapefruit Rounds with Halloumi Cheese

Thursday, January 3, 2013 0 comments

Grapefruit Rounds with Halloumi Cheese

In this beautiful grapefruit salad recipe we pair the salty flavor of halloumi cheese with sweet-tart ruby grapefruit and aromatic mint. Halloumi cheese has a texture similar to mozzarella, but it browns rather than melts when it is heated. Look for halloumi in tubs or airtight packs near other imported cheese in large supermarkets.


  • 2 red or pink grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 ounces halloumi cheese, cut crosswise into 8 thin slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint


  1. With a sharp knife, remove the skin and white pith from the grapefruit; remove any seeds. Slice each grapefruit into 4 rounds.
  2. Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, shallot, pepper and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cheese and cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total.
  4. To serve, place 2 grapefruit rounds on each plate and top each with a piece of the cheese. Drizzle each serving with about 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon mint.


Per serving: 221 calories; 16 g fat ( 6 g sat , 6 g mono ); 20 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 2 g fiber; 339 mg sodium; 203 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (65% daily value), Vitamin A (34% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 high-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat


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