No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Watermelon, Halloumi and Beet Salad
- 2 Medium Sized Beets
- 6 – 8 Cups Cubed Seedless Watermelon,
- 1 (8 OZ) Package of Halloumi
- 4 – 6 Cups Baby Spinach
- 1 Recipe Citrus Vinaigrette*
- ½ Cup Thinly Sliced Green Onions
Clean the beets well, if you have beets with greens, cut them off and reserve. (You can use like any other green in salads, as a pesto, or in soups or stews.) Place the beets in a square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a 425F oven and roast for 45 minutes or 1 hour until tender. Set aside until you cool enough to handle, peel if necessary, and cube the beets – about the same size as the watermelon.
Open the halloumi, pat it dry and cut in 1″ cubes. Sear the cheese on the grill OR in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until golden brown.
Layer the spinach, then watermelon, beets and cheese on a platter. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with the green onions.
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
- 2 TB Lemon Juice
- 1 TB Orange Juice
- 1 Tsp Honey
- 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Shake the juices, zest, mustard and olive oil together in a jar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
And of course, you can use precooked beets instead of roasting them yourself! I like the ones that are vacuum sealed in the produce section of the grocery store.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
Of course! You can use already cooked beets in this salad if you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. I like the cooked beets that you can find in the produce section of the grocery store.
No. 4 : Cheers!
Santa Julia Rosé Innovacion
Rosé matches the color of this beautiful salad, but more than just a pretty color – this rosé is a super pairing. It’s made from two grapes that are not typical blending partners, Syrah and Malbec. These two grapes bring lots of flavor to the table, even when they are made into rose. This wine is medium bodied, slightly dry and has tastes of strawberry, cherries and hints of oak. It finishes with lovely light tannins that sing with the earthy flavors of the beets and cheese!