This salad is a favorite of guest writer, Lauren Hidalgo, and is delicious when summer fruit is at its peak. If you’ve never used halloumi, you are in for a treat. This mild tasting Greek cheese has a high melting point that makes it perfect for grilling. Look for it at Whole Foods or a market specializing in Middle Eastern foods.
Tart-sweet local plums, dripping in caramel syrup, adorn this rustic tart. A simple twist on a French classic. With a basket of fresh plums and a package of frozen puff pastry, you’re on your way to an elegant finale to a summer solstice celebration.
This recipe was inspired by Heidi Swanson’s fabulous cookbooks, Super Natural Cooking and Super Natural Every Day. Feel free to substitute other seasonal fruit for the plums – peaches would be superb. This salad shows off the bounty of even the most modest herb garden. Try adding chives, parsley, arugula or cilantro to the mix.