Pan Fried Greek Cheese with Green Tomato & Basil Dressing Recipe | Aphrodite Kefalotyri Saganaki

Saganaki Grape And Rocket SaladRecipe, photo, and styling: Kirsten Jenkins.

Recipe extracted from e-cookbook One Leaf at a time

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  • 400g / 14oz, sliced and cut in triangles Artemis Kefalotyri Saganaki
  • Basil dressing
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 120g / 4oz firm grapes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 250g / 8oz bunch rocket, trimmed
  • 400g / 14oz green or yellow firm tomatoes, sliced


(1) To make the basil dressing, place the garlic, salt, and basil in a mortar and pestle and pound until a paste forms. Add the oil and vinegar and mix to combine. Set aside.

(2) Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat, add the grapes and cook for 3 minutes or until blackened. Remove and set aside.

(3) Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the oil to the pan, dust the cheese in the flour, cook in batches, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

(4) Divide the rocket, tomatoes, and grapes between plates. Top with the cheese and drizzle over the basil dressing. Eat immediately while the cheese is hot.