Grilled watermelon, halloumi & mint salad

As we’ve been lucky enough to have the sun around for a few days this month, I’ve heard more and more people saying they’re a little fed up with making the same salads! Of course, it’s not a given that we have to eat salads in Summer – not if we don’t want to, however our food preferences of course change throughout the seasons and unsurprisingly, we may not fancy spending a lot of time slaving away in a hot kitchen for hours on end!⁣

This salad literally made me feel like I was on holiday, the combination of flavours from the saltiness of the halloumi to the refreshing taste of the watermelon, cucumber and mint was amazing! ⁣

I made sure to get some key nutrients in there too with a source of protein from the cheese, 2 portions of your 5-a-day and a slow-release source of energy from the mixed grains to keep you fuller for longer – this is a key component that people often forget, and may wonder why they get so hungry in the evenings after a quick make-shift salad.⁣

𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒⁣ (Serves 2)👩🏻‍🍳 ⁣

✔️ ½ block halloumi, sliced⁣

✔️ 100g watermelon, cut into cubes/triangles⁣

✔️ 100g cherry tomatoes, halved⁣

✔️ ¼ of a cucumber, diced⁣

✔️ 1 pack of microwavable mixed grains⁣

✔️ 1 pack of mixed salad⁣

✔️ A squeeze of lime⁣

✔️ 1 small handful of mint leaves⁣


1️⃣ First, heat a griddle pan on medium/high heat with a couple of sprays of oil and place the watermelon to heat for 2 minutes on each side to lightly char. When done, remove from the pan and place in a bowl in the fridge to cool.⁣

2️⃣ Wash down your griddle pan and repeat the process with the halloumi, once grilled on each side, take off the heat. ⁣

3️⃣ Meanwhile, add 2 handfuls of salad to each bowl, and prep your mixed grains according to the manufacturer’s instructions (I used a microwave pack!) – add ½ a pack to each bowl and top with the cucumber & tomatoes.⁣

4️⃣ Remove the watermelon from the fridge and add to the salad, alongside the halloumi, mint leaves and a squeeze of lime to finish! 🍃

💚 Enjoy, do let me know if you give them a go and tag me (@nicsnutrition) in your creations!

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