A new cheese for the New Year

Spice up your salads while keeping your resolutions

Image by: Kiera Liblik

The “new year, new me” mindset is inescapable. As the gym becomes packed with resolution-ers and diets switch from Christmas feasts to healthy eats, the perfect opportunity arises to learn a few staple healthy recipes. 

We all know that veggie-packed salads are good for you, but they get boring. If you’re looking for a way to make that kale salad more appealing, consider the gift from the Middle East that is halloumi. It’s the best kind of food — it tastes like it should be bad for you, but isn’t.

This is no ordinary cheese. The heat-resistant, salty, mozzarella-like cheese can be grilled or fried, creating a browned, crunchy outside. With over 20 grams of protein per serving, it’s also a good meat alternative for vegetarians. It’s relatively quick and easy to prepare: 


• Desired amount of halloumi 

• Olive oil


1. Slice your halloumi into 1-inch-thick pieces 

2. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat setting 

3. Put your halloumi on the pan and let it fry until golden brown — usually 3-4 minutes on each side — or if you’re grilling it, simply put it on the barbecue until it’s golden brown 


Food, Lifestyle, recipe

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