Warm Halloumi and Peach Salad – a Greek Salad with Honey!

Recently Grace and I recorded a podcast with Jane Gordon and before we began I gave them both lunch. This, warm Halloumi and Peach Salad, was one of the salads I served them and honestly there was nothing left by the end. It is an absolute favourite of mine and having just returned from Corfu I could imagine I was still there! I did not have any chicory so I cooked all the other ingredients and laid it on a bed of rocket (as in the picture below).

Warm Halloumi and Peach Salad - a Greek salad with honey!
Ingredients: serves 2 as main or 6 as a meze
  • 3 ripe, firm peaches, halved and stoned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g halloumi cheese
  • 3 red chicory, root intact, quartered
  • 1 bunch of spring onion, trimmed and chopped diagonally into 5 cm slices

For the dressing:

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 5 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp clear Greek honey

How to prepare:

First make the dressing: Place all the ingredients in a large, lidded jam jar and shake to mix well.

Cut the peach halves into 5 wedges. Cut the cheese into 1cm slices. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan and fry the halloumi for 3-4 minutes in each side or until a golden crust forms. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

Add the chicory and spring onions to the hot oil, fry for a minute or two to lightly colour and wilt the leaves. Transfer to a plate lined with absorbent kitchen towel.

Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the peaches over a hight heat for 1 minute just to soften and colour slightly.

Now gently combine all the prepared ingredients onto a big plate and fold in the dressing.