This is One of my Favorite Halloumi Recipes

May 16, 2012 | By More


I wanted something really simple and fresh for dinner that would be healthy but tasty enough to tempt our son, Jake. He is nearly 16 and is going through a phase of gloating about his love of all the foods that he knows will freak me out because they are so toxic. I know that there is no point in bullying him into eating the right thing so I have to be creative. This is one of my favorite halloumi recipes and I know that he will devour the lot and come back for more. It’s full of greens, vegetables, protein and healthy fats.

I don’t use exact ingredients or quantities for this so feel free to improvise. As usual, I always try to use organic wherever possible.


If you don’t do dairy this recipe would be equally delicious with lightly fried tempeh or tofu.

One of my favorite halloumi recipes.

Salad Ingredients

1 romaine lettuce
2 stalks celery
1 red onion
1 avocado
1 packet halloumi cheese
7 oz (200 grams) hot smoked salmon
4 – 5 small tomatoes
1 bunch of broccolini
Handful of nuts (walnuts or almonds)
1/2 a lemon


My Haloumi Cheese Salad Ingredients

Dressing Ingredients

6 tbs good-quality extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbs of agave or maple syrup
Sea salt and pepper to taste


Wash and lightly steam or microwave the broccolini till just tender.

Wash and chop the celery, tomatoes, onion, and avocado into whatever size and shape you enjoy. Gently break the salmon into bite-sized chunks. Slice the halloumi into 1/2 inch (1cm) slices. Place lettuce in a bowl and arrange other ingredients, except the halloumi, on top.

Mix all dressing ingredients together and mix thoroughly. I usually just put them in a jar and shake.

Gently fry the halloumi on medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Just before removing from the pan squeeze lemon juice over, then drain on absorbent paper for a few seconds before piling on top of the salad. Serve immediately.


My assembled Haloumi Salad

Note: You can pour the dressing on the salad at this point or serve separately.



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  1. Liza Curwen-Begg says:

    What an amazing website!!

    I’m completely hooked. Love the colour photos of the actual food .
    Love the personal touch – we all have families with fussy children – can relate well.

    Yum yum!
    Clever woman πŸ™‚

    • Lyn says:

      Thanks Liza, hopefully I’ll come up a long term solution. I’m having fun trying. I’m enjoying making and photographing the food too. Jake gave me a photographic light box for my birthday which has made a huge difference to my photos.

  2. Julz says:

    Ladies, Rocky is goning to totally love that recipie! I am going to make it for dinner tonight πŸ™‚ Your photos make it look delicious, hope mine tirns out that way!

  3. Lexie says:

    Made it for dinner tonight Lyn. Looked and tasted great. Looking forward to more recipes from you.

  4. Lyn says:

    Thanks Lexie

    Glad you liked it. You’ve inspired me to make it again, it’s been a while.

  5. Liza Curwen-Begg says:

    Morning Lovely Lyn,

    I do recall a salad similar to this Halloumi that we enjoyed together a few years ago in 2008 whilst we lunched and chatted at Falls. Seems like a minute ago.

    I adore your website and love the fresh, dynamic approach to diet and lifestyle.

    Keep it coming!

  6. Lyn says:

    Yes, I do remember Liza, time is hurtling by isn’t it. Thanks for the compliment on the site. I’m hoping to have more time to devote to it this year. I have so many new recipes that I want to add and there is so much new research being done confirming that the old ideas of diet and weight loss just don’t work.

    The thing I like about this blog is that it keeps me accountable. Funnily enough it started based purely on weight loss but as I have been getting results I can feel a shift more towards health and nourishment instead of diet and deprivation. It’s certainly a lot more fun and I still get to eat foods that I love and enjoy good wine.

  7. Lesley says:

    I like the sound,of,this salad but as I have aged I have found salmon is too rich for me. What other,fish could,be substituted?