Tonight on CTV Windsor, our guest was Imad Najjar, co-owner of Mazaar in Downtown Windsor. He made for us a Halloum Cheese Salad which was a new addition to their latest menu launch.


  • 100 gr of halloum cheese slices (2 cm thick)
  • 500 gr tomato (cut in wedges)
  • 50 gr sweet red onion (thin sliced – half wheels)
  • 10 medium size fresh basil leaves (chopped)


  • ½ cup red wine vinaigrette
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 table spoon of sumac spice


  • Place the tomato, onion and basil in a small bowl, add the dressing and mix them all gently.
  • Place the ready salad in a serving plate.
  • Drizzle a non stick pan with olive oil, bring it to medium heat and add the halloum cheese slices. Cook to desired texture – before melting point. If you wish, you may lightly flour the cheese slices before cooking to bring a better colour out of it.
  • Place the cooked cheese slices on top of the tomato slices, garnish with basil leaves and enjoy refreshing salad.