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 1305 reviews

Claire - Feb 15, 2019

Nice mid week dish

Samantha - Feb 14, 2019

Incredible - Favourite dish so far

Rosie - Feb 14, 2019

Easy recipe to follow , lovely fresh tasty dish

Caroline - Feb 12, 2019

Absolutely beautiful. A little time consuming to make but worth it!

Catherine - Feb 12, 2019

Very tasty. Used orzo instead of couscous and it worked well.

Morny - Feb 12, 2019

Hard work! But tasted nice and there was too much for 2, so left overs for lunch ????

Rebecca - Feb 09, 2019

Really good loved it

Sarah - Feb 08, 2019

A firm favourite!

Uri - Feb 08, 2019

Fairly satisfying dinner for two but felt quite salty to me.

Rachel - Feb 08, 2019

Lovely dinner tonite..no meat..so tasty

Wendy - Feb 08, 2019

The best

Wendy - Feb 08, 2019

The best

Jane - Feb 06, 2019

I increased the quantities for 3 people and this is the first re ipe where this has resulted in a somewhat bland dish.

Louise - Feb 04, 2019

Very tasty

Jennifer - Feb 04, 2019

Sorry didn’t like this

Danielle - Feb 03, 2019


Diane - Feb 01, 2019

Very tasty

Sarah - Feb 01, 2019

I think this might be a new favourite. Even though it was -3 outside I enjoyed the fresh flavours. I have never cooked Halloumi at home and now I am no longer afraid. I enjoyed it for leftover lunch as well.

Paul - Jan 31, 2019


Paul - Jan 31, 2019


Jo - Jan 28, 2019

So tasty and fresh!

Tanya - Jan 28, 2019


Jennifer - Jan 28, 2019

First meal I’ve really been disappointed with.

Julia - Jan 28, 2019

Nice dish but takes a lot longer to cook than stated and uses a lot of different pans!

Katie - Jan 23, 2019

Loved this!! Perfect reheated the next day too!

Christopher - Jan 23, 2019


Olivia - Jan 22, 2019

Really tasty and easy to make!

Jason - Jan 21, 2019

Lacking protein :)

Natasha - Jan 21, 2019

Flavours are not bad...I love halloumi so loved this but didn’t find it very filling at all?

Belinda - Jan 21, 2019

Hm, it was ok. Bit of a faff, especially on a Monday evening. Clearly I need to start reading recipes before ordering as what I want is something quick but still tasty. This was ok but I wouldn’t order again.

Diane - Jan 20, 2019

Awful tasteless and bland

Jayne - Jan 20, 2019

Delicious but be prepared for a lot of washing up afterwards ????

Colin - Jan 20, 2019


Katy - Jan 11, 2019

Pretty unexciting. We like halloumi and pine nuts but not convinced the recipe or pots added anything much.

Jo - Jan 11, 2019

With the Harissa, it's not entirely fair to call this a non-spicy dish as that gives it quite a kick! Not a problem for me, but might surprise others who picked it ignorant of that fact!

Seonaid - Jan 10, 2019

Loved this meal. Delicious flavours

stacey - Jan 05, 2019

Lovely dish to make in summer for bbq

Nick - Jan 04, 2019

Bit fiddly but nice

Rianna - Jan 03, 2019

There were too many intense flavours clashing with one another on this. I think the flavour on the quinoa could of been more similar to vegetable stock as less intense, the 3rd spice wasn’t really needed at all. But this is only one person’s thoughts. Thank you for the meals though

Carolyn - Jan 02, 2019

A little more fiddly to cook than some!

Jen - Jan 01, 2019

Loved it, will definitely do this dish again, maybe add peppers and onions to it next time.

David - Dec 22, 2018

Having eaten it, I reckon some fresh mint would work very nicely along with the parsley. Also added a grilled pepper.

Sarah - Dec 15, 2018

Really tasty and plenty of food!

Michelle - Dec 14, 2018


Carole - Dec 11, 2018

Way too salty for me

Claire - Dec 09, 2018

Delicious, although a bit too salty for me

Heidi - Dec 01, 2018

Always takes me ages cooking this but it’s so good!

Christine - Nov 28, 2018

Delicious, changed the courgettes to peppers, really tasty

Claire - Nov 22, 2018

Halloumi quite salty so we didn’t have it all but yum!

joanne - Nov 20, 2018

really easy great to make in to a warm salad


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