Strawberry + Fried Halloumi Salad

And I will stroll the merry way And jump the hedges first And I will drink the clear Clean water for to quench my thirst And I shall watch the ferry-boats And they'll get high On a bluer ocean Against tomorrow's sky And I will never grow so old again And I will walk and talk In gardens all wet with rain

Sweet Thing, Van Morrison

Strawberry and Fried Halloumi Salad

Yields 4-6 servings


1 pint of strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced lengthwise 1 package

halloumi cheese

, cut into 3/4 inch cubes 1.5 tablespoons minced mint 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup olive oil Kosher salt 4 cups baby arugula 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


1. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, mint, honey, olive oil, and 1 teaspoon salt. Add sliced strawberries and toss to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes.

2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the halloumi. Cook halloumi until lightly browned on each side.

3. Add arugula to a serving bowl. Toss with strawberries and mint dressing. Top with fried halloumi.