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Halloumi Salad

This Halloumi Salad is packed with veggies, healthy protein and fats, and makes a delicious vegetarian main dish or hearty side dish.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Healthy, Mediterranean, Salad, Vegetarian
Keyword Halloumi Salad, vegetarian Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 278kcal
Author Chrissie


For the crispy chickpeas:

  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas rinsed, drained, and dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaaspoon smoked paprika

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

For the salad:

  • 1 large block Halloumi Cheese (approximately 1 cup)
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumbers sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced


For the chickpeas:

  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chickpeas to a bowl along with the olive oil, salt, garlic powder and paprika. Toss very well to coat.
  • Add the coated chickpeas to the hot pan and brown on all sides until golden and crispy (this should take approximately 8-9 minutes). Set them aside on a plate to cool.

For the dressing:

  • Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake well to combine. Set aside.

For the salad:

  • Slice the Halloumi cheese into 3/4-inch thick slices and grill for several minutes per side until dark golden brown
  • Add the greens to a platter or bowl with the sliced onions, halved cherry tomatoes and chopped cucumbers.
  • Add the cooled chickpeas on top of the veggies, along with the grilled Halloumi. Drizzle with the dressing and serve!



This salad is great for meal prep. Simply assemble as directed and top with the dressing right before serving.
The Halloumi cheese is best served hot, but it can be grilled in advance and re-heated in the microwave before serving. 


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 967IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg