Grilled Halloumi Salad4.1/5 (BASED ON 641 reviews)
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:
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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 641 reviews
Kelly - Aug 07, 2018
Very tasty, nice kick of heat
Stephanie - Aug 06, 2018
Prob won’t have again
Elly May - Aug 01, 2018
Didn't have high hopes for this but it was actually really nice..the bf loved it too ????
Madelaine - Jul 23, 2018
I felt like the pistou and harissa was an odd combination, but it encouraged me to like courgette a bit more than I had previously.
Chris - Jul 19, 2018
Nice but very salty
Helen - Jul 14, 2018
Not as nice as some of the other vegetarian meals.
Matthew - Jul 14, 2018
Love this. Order it regularly.
Maggie - Jul 13, 2018
So tasty! I didn’t miss meat ???? one bit!
Sandrine - Jul 12, 2018
Claudia - Jul 08, 2018
Hubby suggested adding red onion?!?
Chemayne - Jul 03, 2018
Great summer meal!
Ricky - Jun 27, 2018
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Louise - Jun 26, 2018
Quite unhealthy on weight watchers - used all 23 of my daily points
Valerie - Jun 16, 2018
A bit too lemony for my tastes. Nice and enjoyable meal.
Lee - May 26, 2018
not my cup of tea
Naomi - May 23, 2018
Nice but couldn’t get paste to spread onto halloumi and courgette
Maggie - May 22, 2018
3rd time round! Gets yummier ???? each time! Great meatless dish! For my family, Quinoa???? does it ????????????
Carole - May 18, 2018
Could of cut the processes down by roasting courgette
Tom - May 16, 2018
The best dish you do
Lauren - May 16, 2018
Took quite a while to cook all the components. Did not add the dressing as I didn’t like the taste of it.
Deb - May 14, 2018
Loved the Halloumi but not keen on dressing
Judith - May 10, 2018
Lovely flavours but quite oily for me.
Maggie - May 08, 2018
2nd time around & it’s looking like it’s gonna be another favorite!! ??
Tannya - May 08, 2018
Ian - Apr 30, 2018
Wife loves it, I’m not keen on halloumi, so a 50/50 split
Adrian - Apr 25, 2018
Very tasty, easy to prepare and a lovely dish for lunch with a friend.
Charlotte - Apr 25, 2018
Great recipe. Really tasty and filling
David - Apr 22, 2018
Fresh and tasty halloumi and courgette salad
Jen - Apr 20, 2018
Quite nice although I feel the portion of pistou pasta was insufficient. Another thing is I found it quite salty. (I recognise halloumi is rather salty but I love it and this was too much even for me).
Suzy - Apr 19, 2018
This was fantastic. I will do it again.
Katherine - Apr 18, 2018
Pistou paste very salty. But tasty overall.
Mary - Apr 14, 2018
Really lovely - we used the orange too and it was a lovely fresh taste!
Eve - Apr 09, 2018
This was surprisingly delicious. Bit of a faff prepping, but once done was really easy to make - although there did seem to be a lot of courgette! The dressing really made it taste amazing.
Kathryn - Apr 04, 2018
Was pretty tasty, but not one of my favourites. Made as a side dish to the lamb kofte kebabs on here which worked well.
Nina - Feb 28, 2018
Sarah - Feb 28, 2018
Really enjoyed this.
Mary - Feb 25, 2018
Karen - Feb 22, 2018
Great love the simply made flavour
James - Feb 21, 2018
Added shredded chicken. Really good and suprisingly filling. Nice spices.
Camila - Feb 15, 2018
Adjusted as don’t like courgettes otherwise ok
Patricia - Feb 12, 2018
Don't really need a kit for this one, just cover the halloumi and courgette in pesto. Everyone has vegetable stock in store cupboard so feel this is an unnecessary ingredient when something more interesting could be added.
Olivia - Feb 11, 2018
Really easy to whip up and the flavours are lovely. I left out the cherry tomatoes and pine nuts as a personal preference.
Anne - Feb 10, 2018
Not that inspiring and could easily be done without the spice mixes
Denise - Jan 31, 2018
Erica - Jan 28, 2018
Incredible tastes and so simple to make
Joe - Jan 27, 2018
Much more delicious than I’d expected. Amazing!
Wendy - Jan 12, 2018
It was the recipe I was least sure about so far but my husband and I both loved it!