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Sponsored by Manitoba Harvest

Tap This Watermelon and Grilled Halloumi Salad With Hemp Hearts for a Taste of Summer All Year Long

Still in denial that it's September? Good news: That doesn't mean you need to retire all your favorite summer flavors (yes, light and refreshing is a combo that works 24/7, 365).

For proof, see exhibit A: This bursting-with-flavor watermelon and grilled halloumi salad with hemp hearts, an easy dish to have on repeat no matter the time of year.

The real show-stopper of the whole ensemble, though? Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts, which add an extra crunch that packs 10 grams of plant protein, 12 grams of omegas 3 and 6, and key vitamins and minerals. Yes, you just perfected the ideal salad formula.

Watch the video below for a better look at this salad recipe—plus, the step-by-step instructions on how to recreate it in your own kitchen.

Watermelon and Grilled Halloumi Salad with Hemp Hearts

  • Prep Time
    15 minutes
  • Cook Time
    10 minutes
  • Servings
    2-4 people
  • Dietary
    Icon for Gluten-free
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The Salad

The Dressing

  • white wine vinegar
    2-3 tsp white wine vinegar
  • lemon
    ½ medium lemon juiced
  • orange
    ½ medium orange juiced
  • honey
    1-2 tsp honey
  • sea salt
    generous pinch sea salt
  • Zest of ½ lemon
    Zest of ½ lemon
  • Zest of ½ orange
    Zest of ½ orange
  • olive oil
    ¼ cup olive oil
  • fresh basil,
    ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • fresh mint,
    ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped


  1. Cook the farro. Set aside.

  2. Prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Taste the dressing to see if you’d like to add more citrus, sea salt, or honey. Set aside.

  3. Cut watermelon and avocado into bite-sized cubes. Set aside.

  4. Cut the halloumi into bite-sized cubes. In a medium size pan on medium-high heat, sauté the halloumi slices on each side until it becomes golden and crisp, about 3-4 minutes each side.

  5. Add the cheese to a large mixing bowl with Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts and the rest of the watermelon-farro salad ingredients.

  6. Pour a few spoonfuls of the dressing all over the salad and mix until everything is well combined. Enjoy!

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