Recipe: Grilled Halloumi Sandwich with Curry Slaw
Fun fact: a recipe for a Grilled Halloumi Sandwich on April 30, 2018 was the first post I ever made on OKCVeggie.com! Now that this blog is reaching its six month anniversary, I decided to go full circle and redo this original recipe with a few seasonal tweaks.
We stopped by Trader Joe’s to grab some halloumi last weekend but were told this was a seasonal item (news to me that any cheese is seasonal). Whole Foods had some, but the price seemed higher than usual for the size of the package. Since we didn’t want to spend $20 on two packs of cheese (I kid you not), we went with less halloumi than we normally would and opted for melted fresh mozzarella for the top halves of the sandwich. I was actually pleasantly surprised with this adjustment to the recipe and I think you will be too!
The only other difference in this revised version, besides omitting crumbled feta, is the type of bread. While in the original recipe we chose a smaller, thicker ciabatta, this time we went with a longer, thinly sliced sourdough. I highly recommend it and think it was much easier to eat the sandwich with this more mouth-friendly bread. Suggest serving this killer sandwich with Sweet Potato + Carrot Fries for a delicious meal any time of year!
1 package of halloumi cut into strips
1 red onion, sliced
1 package slaw mix
Fresh mozzarella cheese cut into slices
1 t. rosemary
1 t. thyme
1 t. oregano
1 t. summer savory
2 T. curry powder
4 T. red wine vinegar
4 T. light mayonnaise
Juice of one lime
Salt & pepper
1) Slice halloumi and add to a plastic bag. Toss with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, summer savory, mint and pepper. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours to marinade.
2) When you're ready to eat, slice up the bread and brush with olive oil. Lightly toast on the grill or stovetop.
3) Grab a bag of pre-made slaw and toss in curry powder, light mayo, lime juice, fresh cracked pepper, red wine vinegar. You may need to add more or less of the dressing ingredients to fit your taste.
4) In a pan over medium-high heat, sauté the sliced red onions in a bit of balsamic vinegar until they become caramelized and crispy.
5) Grill the halloumi on a propane grill until it starts to get crispy and slightly brown.
6) Place the halloumi slices on the bottom piece of your sandwich bread. Add a piece of lettuce, then the red onions, then the slaw.
7) In the broiler, melt the mozzarella onto the top piece of your sandwich bread. Complete the sandwich and chow down!