Lag Ba’Omer Recipe

Lag Ba’Omer is next week, and one of the customs of this minor holiday is to light bonfires and eat grilled food. In this month’s Inspired Kitchen, we share a vegetarian alternative to the traditional barbecue:

This salad is made with halloumi, a cheese whose firm, rubbery texture lends itself to grilling over a hot flame. Halloumi has its origins in Lebanon and Cyprus. Some claim its roots in Israel lie with Greek-Jewish immigrants. The cheese is best served warm with grilled fish, crusty bread, or fresh fruit for dessert. (MORE)

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