Try this Rainbow Power Grilled Halloumi Salad recipe! Drizzled with fig balsamic reduction this gourmet salad is sophisticated enough to impress, yet simple, fresh and healthy enough for you to whip up and enjoy any day of the week!
Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
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On a plate, layer the kale at the bottom and top with the figs, tomatoes, raspberries, and sprinkle scallions and nuts.
To make the balsamic reduction, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil over high heat and then power the heat to low and allow it to bubble for 5-8 minutes until it has reduced to almost 2 Tablespoons of balsamic syrup (the syrup will thicken as it cools). Let it cool for a few minutes before using.
To grill the cheese, preheat a grill pan on the stove over medium-high heat and place the cheese slices one at a time on the pan. Let the cheese grill for 2 minutes before flipping to the other side and grill for 2 more minutes.
Place the grilled cheese over the sides of the salad plate and sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of the salad. Then drizzle with the 2 Tablespoons of cooled balsamic reduction (more or less to taste). Serve with toasted baguette slices if desired.
Feel free to use any type of balsamic vinegar for this salad dressing. I used fig balsamic because it has a nice sweetness and goes so well with the fresh figs, I added.
You can use balsamic reduction as a sweet sauce on a toast with strawberries and ricotta cheese, or you can use it to sweeten up your salad dressings instead of honey.
Rainbow Power Grilled Halloumi Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 2745IU55%
Vitamin C 35.8mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.