This fried halloumi salad combines halloumi cheese, arugula, cabbage and mushrooms in a juicy Asian inspired sauce. This copycat Aroma halloumi salad recipe draws inspiration from the popular Israeli Aroma Espresso Bar.
Add 1 tablespoon of the dressing to a pan along with oil, mushrooms and bell peppers, and saute. Season with sesame seeds. The veggies should still retain their bite, so don’t overcook. Remove from the pan and set aside.
To the same pan, add cubed or sliced halloumi cheese, along with 1 tablespoon of the marinade. Fry for 2-3 minutes, turning from side to side to ensure all the sides are golden brown. Remove from heat.
To the bowl with the vegetables, add the cooked mushrooms and peppers that you fried at the beginning and the pan-fried halloumi cheese. Sprinkle with a little sesame seeds, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour salad dressing onto the salad, mix and serve immediately.