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Grilled Halloumi with Watercress Chimichurri

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time4 minutes


Watercress Chimichurri:

  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh watercress
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 red fresno chile pepper diced OR a few pinches of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt

Grilled Halloumi:

  • Olive oil
  • 8 ounces halloumi sliced


  • Using a knife, mince the cilantro and watercress together. Add it to a bowl, along with the garlic cloves, olive oil, vinegar, diced chile pepper and a few pinches of salt. Alternatively, you can add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to taste.
  • Brush a grill or grill pan with olive oil. Set the heat to high heat. Place the slices of halloumi onto the grill and press with a spatula. Grill on each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook on the opposite side. Repeat with the remaining slices of halloumi. If you’d like to keep them warm, you can transfer to a plate and cover it with a sheet of foil. Transfer the slices of cheese to a serving plate. Top with a few spoonfuls of chimichurri.


Serving: 6g