Heirloom Tomato & Haloumi Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad. It's a classic. You know it. You love it. Hopefully. Whether you like it or not, this version is hard to resist. I used organic heirloom tomatoes (um, yum) and haloumi cheese. Haloumi cheese is very common in the Middle East and I believe it's the only cheese you can grill or fry bare. I also substituted the basil for mint.

This is what you need:

First thing you wanna do is slice up the cheese and tomatoes.

I tried to cut the cheese (lol) into similar sizes as the tomatoes.

Now, sauté the cheese for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. On medium heat is fine.

All that's left to do is assembling the salad and stuffing your face.

I did a classic layer situation. You could stack them or layer them in a circle or whatever else you can think of. I wanted to be a bit classic since I switched up the ingredients. I want this to look like a Caprese, my Caprese.

After layering, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and then sprinkle some fresh mint and S&P.

Eat!

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RECIPE

Ingredients:

Heirloom tomatoes, sliced
A small block of haloumi cheese, sliced
A few mint leaves, chopped
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
S&P

Directions:

Slice the tomatoes and cheese.

Saute the cheese slices for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.

Layer the tomatoes and cheese, alternating them on a platter.

Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic.

Sprinkle on the mint leaves and S&P, to taste.

Enjoy!