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Watermelon Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Watermelon Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese

  • Author: Isabelle Boucher (Crumb)
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


This salad pairs the refreshing sweetness of watermelon with the gooey saltiness of grilled halloumi cheese for a totally addictive summertime side dish.



  • 8 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1” chunks
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 lb halloumi cheese, cut into 1/2” slices
  • Mixed spring greens or baby arugula, for serving


  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the watermelon with red onion, mint, lime juice and a generous pinch of salt. Set aside.
  3. Lightly brush the grill rack with a little olive oil. Arrange the halloumi on the hot grill and cook with the lid closed for about 1 minute per side or until the cheese is nicely golden brown around the edges and starting to melt.
  4. To serve, arrange a couple big handfuls of mixed greens on a large serving platter. Spoon the watermelon salad onto the greens, then arrange the slices of grilled haloumi on top. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Salad