Halloumi Tzaganaki

Ingredients

  • 1 large (8-ounce) Vidalia onion
  • 2 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons, extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • 12 anchovy fillets in oil, drained
  • ½ cup finely julienned roasted red peppers
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 16 capers
  • ¼ cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup loosely packed young dill fronds (if older and coarse, roughly chop)
  • ¼ cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Rustic bread, for serving
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

      299 calories; 24 grams fat; 10 grams saturated fat; 10 grams monounsaturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram dietary fiber; 5 grams sugars; 12 grams protein; 60 milligrams cholesterol; 1108 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

Serves 4 to 6 as meze

Preparation

  1. Preheat a grill or broiler to high. Cut the onion crosswise into 1/2-inch slices, keeping the rings intact. Lay the slices in one layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Grill or broil, flipping once, until browned and crispy on the edges, about 5 minutes per side. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the onions, anchovies, red peppers, olives, capers, parsley, dill and mint. Dress with the lemon juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, adjusting the amounts as needed to taste.
  3. Place a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, sear the halloumi until browned on both sides. Transfer to a platter and top with salad and serve with bread.

25 minutes

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