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Summer Green Bean Salad with Grilled Halloumi | Craving Something Healthy
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Summer Green Bean Salad with Grilled Halloumi

A perfect side dish or meal to enjoy those fresh off the vine veggies
Course Salad
Keyword green beans, halloumi, tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 272kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound very fresh green beans any tough ends trimmed off
  • 4 ounces of Halloumi cheese sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 4 slices nitrate-free bacon cooked crisp and crumbled

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper to taste do not over salt because the cheese and bacon are already salty

Instructions

  • Fill a medium size pot with about 1-inch of water, and add the green beans. Cover and let steam for about 3-4 minutes, or just until beans are tender. Do not overcook. Drain beans and immediately rinse with cold water, or submerge them in ice water so they retain their bright color.
  • Set the green beans aside to cool.
  • Heat the grill to high heat, and spray with cooking spray or lightly oil the grate.
  • Place the slices of halloumi cheese on the hot grill, close the lid, and let the cheese grill without touching it. Check for grill marks after 2-3 minutes and flip the slices. Grill for another 2-3 minutes on the second side. Remove cheese from the grill, and let cool.
  • When it is cool enough to handle, slice the cheese into cubes (about 1-inch square)
  • Place the green beans, tomatoes, sliced onion, and halloumi in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine..
  • To make dressing, combine all ingredients in a small jar or measuring cup and whisk well.
  • Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss well to combine. Sprinkle bacon over the top.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe was adapted from Food & Wine

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 1.5mg