Grilled Eggplant And Halloumi Cheese

ingredients
all
4 each globe eggplant
cut into 1 /2 inch rounds
1 lb halloumi cheese
3 packages
Olive oil
2 each lemons
juice & zest
1/4 cup EVOO
1 bunch oregano
picked and chopped finely
1/4 bunch parsley
chopped finely
1 clove garlic
micro-planed
1/2 tsp chili flakes
Salt and pepper
For the Eggplant & Halloumi
1
Sprinkle eggplant slices with salt on both sides. Place in a colander set over a bowl; let stand 30 mins to drain. Discard liquid; rinse eggplant slices under cold running water. Place on several layers of paper towels, and press out water.
2
Slice halloumi cheese into large flat pieces, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and set aside.
3
Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
4
Generously brush both sides of eggplant slices with oil; sprinkle with pepper.
5
Grill halloumi and eggplant slices until browned, about 5-6 minutes per side. Put on cutting board and cut halloumi and eggplant into bite sized pieces, about 1-1/2 inch pieces. You can serve large pieces but it’s harder to serve family style.
For the Dressing
6
Combine all ingredients.
To Serve
7
Toss eggplant and halloumi together with dressing and serve hot.