A light and healthy favourite of the SimplyCook team, this dish is perfect for a warm summer's day. The star of this dish is Cyprus' top cheese - halloumi . Made from goat's and sheep's milk, it's excellent for frying or grilling because it won't melt! Our Pistou blend is the perfect partner for halloumi, seasoning it with basil, olive oil, and Italian cheese and the Harissa seasoning drizzled over everything really lifts the flavours with lemon, garlic, paprika, chilli, caraway and coriander. With very simple fresh ingredients to add and delicious blends of pastes in the pots, this iron-rich veggie dish is as easy on the purse strings as it is on the waistband. Swap couscous for the deliciously grainy quinoa to make this a gluten-free dish! 

Cook our delicious Grilled Halloumi Salad in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Grilled Halloumi Salad. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Pistou pot, a Harissa Seasoning pot and a Vegetable Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Grilled Halloumi Salad in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Pistou
  • Harissa Seasoning
  • Vegetable Stock

Your shopping list:

cherry tomatoes
pine nuts
couscous (or quinoa if gluten-free)
1 small bunch
flat leaf parsley(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    If making this dish gluten free with quinoa, bring 300ml water to the boil in a lidded pan and add the Vegetable Stock. Add the quinoa, bring to the boil, then cover, turn down the heat and simmer for 15 mins until all the stock has been absorbed. Or if you’re doing couscous, pour 200ml boiling water into a heatproof jug and add the Vegetable Stock. Put the couscous into a large bowl and pour the stock over. Cover with cling film and leave to soak for 5 mins.

  • 2.

    Heat a griddle pan or a wide frying pan over high heat. Coat the halloumi and courgette in the Pistou paste. Add a drizzle of oil to the pan and then place the vegetables in and brown them on both sides. (You may need to do this in batches.) Then set them aside and keep warm.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, uncover the couscous and stick a fork through it to fluff it up. Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan for 2 mins, or until golden brown. In a bowl, combine 2 tbsp oil, the juice of one lemon and the Harissa Seasoning to make a dressing.

  • 4.

    Add the dressing to the couscous/quinoa along with the cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and parsley, (if using). Serve the quinoa or couscous mixture topped with the grilled halloumi and courgette.


Grilled Halloumi Salad Reviews

BASED ON 2013 reviews

Matina - Jun 18, 2019

Very tasty! The pine nuts were really nice in this recipe too!

Anne - Jun 16, 2019

Very average. It was ok. Not a good one to keep and have the next day as well. It’s ok if you know you won’t eat it all and don’t heat all the halloumi. Wont order again

Nicola - Jun 16, 2019

Much nicer than I was expecting, herbs and spices give it depth and interesting for the tastebuds

Helen - Jun 16, 2019

Best as a side dish

Zoe - Jun 15, 2019

Incredibly quick and easy. Used my George Forman grill for the courgettes and halloumi- worked perfectly.

Stacey - Jun 13, 2019


Stacey - Jun 13, 2019

Not great in flavour, a little bland and boring.

Debi - Jun 12, 2019

Loved it

Anna - Jun 11, 2019

Really absolutely yummy - a revelation and quite complex flavours.

Charlotte - Jun 09, 2019

Really tasty, loved it!

Ann - Jun 08, 2019

Was really surprised by this dish! Thought it would be bland, but very flavoursome and we thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Francesca - Jun 06, 2019

Really nice to have a veggie meal a tasty one at that!

Wendy - Jun 06, 2019

Really nice dish, quick and easy to cook, will be ordering it again

LUCY - Jun 03, 2019

Loved it!

S - Jun 03, 2019

Cooking the courgette on a griddle was fiddly and took time but the result was delicious

Anne - Jun 02, 2019

It’s OK but won’t order again. It’s given me an idea of something to make if I have loads of courgettes from the garden this summer though

Paul - Jun 02, 2019

Not my favourite

Maria - May 28, 2019

A little salty but over all very nice

Sally - May 25, 2019

Omg, this is stunning. So tasty, and a fabulous combination of textures and flavours.

Wendy - May 25, 2019

As vegetarian we eat halloumi often, but I have never eaten with courgettes and I didn't fancy trying it, so the courgettes were substituted for sun dried tomatoes and peppers. Plenty of flavouring.

Kalissa - May 24, 2019

Wasn’t a fan of the courgette but flavours were lovely

Jean - May 23, 2019

Delicious, even the meat eaters enjoyed it. Easy to make more couscous salad to feed 3 of us.

Kathryn - May 22, 2019

This dish was "something a bit different". The seasonings were fantastic and really added some great flavours to the dish. Added a red pepper to it too and it tasted great. The only downside being the amount of pans and dishes you use!

Ben - May 22, 2019

Surprisingly Tasty

Ben - May 22, 2019

Surprisingly Tasty

Ben - May 22, 2019

Surprisingly tasty

Jodie - May 21, 2019

Maybe the courgettes I bought were very big but I ended up only using one and a half.

Magz - May 20, 2019

Delicious and super simple

Louise - May 20, 2019

Loved it

Donna - May 20, 2019

Husband loved it said it was really tasty I’m not a couscous fan so didn’t try this one

ruth - May 17, 2019

Very nice did use the harissa dressing though

Jane - May 16, 2019

Delicious and very filling.

Justine - May 15, 2019

Quick, easy and very tasty!

Samantha - May 15, 2019

Absolutely delicious

Lyndsey - May 14, 2019

This is a great vegetarian meal full of flavors

Ruth - May 14, 2019

Very nice

Joseph - May 13, 2019

Not brilliant without a griddle pan.

Angela - May 10, 2019

Awful.... binned it ????

daniel - May 10, 2019

Fantastic!! Definitely add the parsley for that extra flavour ????

jane - May 10, 2019

Loved it made a nice change

Andy - May 08, 2019

Would have been higher if I could have got into the single use plastic pots with wet hands!

Becky - May 08, 2019

Love this - so tasty and filling

Janice - May 08, 2019

It was my first time eating Halloumi, very nice. The whole recipe was very interesting. I shall request it again.

Sarah - May 08, 2019

I love this for a mid week meal. I don’t always use the harissa dressing as I find it has too much of a kick for me

Sarah - May 08, 2019

I love this for a mid week meal. I don’t always use the harissa dressing as I find it has too much of a kick for me

Catherine - May 08, 2019

I’ll try again using rice - attempted with gluten free couscous which has the consistency of wall paper paste!

Catherine - May 08, 2019

I’ll try again using rice - attempted with gluten free couscous which has the consistency of wall paper paste!

Josie - May 08, 2019


Ashleigh - May 08, 2019

Used chicken instead of courgette and loved it

Angela - May 07, 2019

Hated this recipe...everything about it was awful..I tasted it then binned it. ????


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