Grilled Halloumi with Watermelon and Basil-Mint Oil
This was one of the best recipes we have made in a long time. The basil mint oil ties all the flavors together. We have been dreaming about this since we last made it! Optional: grill the watermelon slices, too, for an interesting contrast and serve over a bed of arugula.
Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high. Purée basil, 3 tablespoons mint, and garlic in a blender. With machine running, add 1/2 cup oil. Set a strainer over a small bowl; strain, pressing on solids. Season with salt and pepper.
Brush grill rack with oil. Drizzle 2 tablespoons basil-mint oil over tomatoes and cheese; season with salt and pepper. Grill tomatoes, turning occasionally, until charred and bursting, about 4 minutes. Grill cheese until nicely charred in spots and beginning to melt, about 45 seconds per side.
Arrange melon on a platter. Top with cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle remaining herb oil over; garnish with sliced mint.
Original source: Bon Appetit Serves 4 PicturePhoto by Romulo Yanes