June 27, 2022

Summer Kitchen

Tomatoes and Hellim Cheese

in Walnut Dressing

By Ralph Kratzer

SummerNow, as temperatures rise and rise, I interrupt my series “Cypriot Recipes” and and start with a series of recipes that I call “Summer Kitchen”.

The important thing is that your time in the kitchen is limited to a minimum and the dishes are light and easy to digest.

Enjoy the summer and happy cooking!



Tomatoes8 medium sized ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced

150 g Hellim / Halloumi cheese, thickly sliced

25 g walnuts, chopped

60 ml olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 1/2 tbsp vine vinegar

2 tspn mustard, medium hot

2 tspn fresh thyme, chopped

2 tspn sugar


– Combine the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard and garlic and mix a dressing.

– Add the walnuts and the thyme, stir gently.

– Place slices of tomato on a serving plate, top with a slice of cheese and sprinkle it with dressing. Repeat this 2 times and top the little “tower” with a slice of tomato.

– Serve with some green or black olives and Ciabatta bread or baguette.

1 thought on “Chef´s Choice – Summer Kitchen – Tomatoes and Hellim Cheese in Walnut Dressing

  1. Super, Ralph; Mike says “thank you” too – we have been looking for a substitute for Mozzarella/tomato salad since we left Germany….

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