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    Grilled Halloumi With Watermelon and Basil-Mint Oil

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    10 mins

    5 mins

    Zeldaz's Note:

    Halloumi doesn't melt easily, so it's great for grilling. Recipe from Bon Appetit, July 2011.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
    • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint (plus thinly sliced mint for garnish)
    • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for brushing)
    • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
    • 3/4 lb cherry tomatoes, on the vine
    • 1 eight to nine ounce package halloumi cheese, cut across into 8 slices
    • 6 small triangles thinly sliced watermelon, rind removed

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high.
    2. 2
      Puree basil, 3 tablespoons mint, and garlic in a blender. With machine running, add 1/2 cup of oil. Strain the puree over a small bowl, pressing on solids. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Brush grill rack with oil. Drizzle 2 tablespoons basil-mint oil over tomatoes and cheese; season with salt and pepper. Grill tomatoes, turning occasionally, until charred and bursting, about 4 minutes. Grill cheese until nicely charred in spots and beginning to melt, about 45 seconds per side.
    4. 4
      Arrange melon on a platter. Top with cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle with remaining herb oil, and garnish with sliced mint.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Halloumi With Watermelon and Basil-Mint Oil

    Serving Size: 1 (6221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2088.0
     
    Calories from Fat 327
    15%
    Total Fat 36.3 g
    55%
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 67.4 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 464.5 g
    154%
    Dietary Fiber 25.8 g
    103%
    Sugars 380.4 g
    1521%
    Protein 38.3 g
    76%

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    halloumi cheese

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