Halloumi, Strawberry and Basil Salad with a Blackberry or Balsamic Vinegar Dressing Recipe

I have wanted to try this salad for ages and today I was in a position to do so with summer hanging on, just! I am glad I did as the strawberries really enhanced the halloumi sweetness. It is one of those salad’s where you need to get a bit of everything on each forkful as you need the saltiness from the halloumi, acid from the dressing, sweetness from the strawberry and a vital freshness and hit of flavour from the basil. I will be having this again next summer!

Ingredients (serves 1)

For the salad

  • 1/2 bag of salad leaves
  • 8 fresh strawberries, halved
  • 4-5 medium slices of halloumi
  • 12 small basil leaves

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp of blackberry vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • small pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Cook the halloumi for 2 minutes on each side in a dry pan, once browned set aside.
  2. Add the salad leaves to a bowl, top with the strawberries, the basil and leaves and the cooked halloumi.
  3. To make the dressing add all the dressing ingredients to a jar or bowl, whisk or shake and finish off by drizzling over the salad.


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