This pan-fried halloumi & peach salad on a bed of arugula is the summer salad I can’t get enough of. Topped with homemade basil oil for the most vibrant of flavors, I have no doubt you will love this salad.
I’ve been working on some fun and easy summer dinner recipes, so when I had the chance to work with Wolf Gourmet products, specifically their 8.5” inch skillet and high-performance blender, I decided to create a delicious warm-weather salad.
The 8.5” skillet is one of the most versatile pans in the kitchen, perfectly sized for preparation of smaller meals, side dishes and omelets. The flat bottom and flared sides allow food to slide out effortlessly onto the plate. Plus, it’s equipped with sturdy, ergonomic handles that fit a variety of hand sizes, making this high-performance cookware very comfortable to use.
Have you ever made your own flavored herb oil? If you haven’t, now you get to make homemade basil oil for this recipe. This recipe makes more oil than you need, which is fine because you will want to put it on everything. I love using my beautiful Wolf Gourmet blender to get the job done for making this oil for the Pan Fried Halloumi & Peach Salad.
One of the great features about this blender is the two-piece cap assembly, which includes an emulsion cup to add ingredients slowly into the blender jar. It’s easy to make fool-proof mayonnaise, dressings, marinades and more. The filler cap with measurement marks is convenient for cocktails. Mixing thick or frozen drinks is effortless with the included tamper. I use it to create delicious smoothies and the bonus: it’s so easy to clean afterwards.
Who’d have thought that halloumi and peach would pair so well. I did.. where is my hands up emoji, insert here please. I love the fact that this salad is a little bit different. Absolutely bags of flavor with lots of different tastes like salty and sweet paired together that work in a filling and satisfying salad. Plus it’s makes a delicious, filling vegetarian dinner! Perfect for those Meatless Mondays or any other day, right?The sweet juiciness of summer-ripe peaches is one of my favorite flavors. Pairing them with the saltiness of pan-fried halloumi and topping them off with basil oil creates the perfect summer dish. Pairing these with the saltiness of halloumi is the perfect marriage of flavors. Addition of the vibrant flavor of basil oil marries the flavors together perfectly. It’s the perfect summer bite. I got to spend some time in Greece after my college graduation, which is where I first tasted halloumi by the beach at a small restaurant.
I was smitten by the salty flavor right away. If you haven’t tasted this cheese, it’s a close flavor to feta, but not crumbly. Pairing it with the sweetness of the peaches and peppery flavor of arugula is the perfect marriage of flavors. It’s easy to find in the gourmet cheese section of your grocery store.Pan frying halloumi creates a different texture in the cheese, which I love. The crispy bits are my favorite to snack on after they are out of the pan. So if you like those bits too, don’t throw them away.
Now I get to experience the taste of Greece in the comfort of my own home. I hope you enjoy this Pan Fried Halloumi & Peach Salad and share it with the people you love. The perfect salad to make for your next summer party, but I would pan fry the cheese and serve it right away while still a little warm.Find the full recipe for this PAN FRIED HALLOUMI & PEACH SALAD over on Wolf Gourmet’s blog just click through for full details.
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