Halloumi is a delicious and salty fresh cheese that can be fried or grilled. This salad is a great way to feature fried halloumi cheese. It is delicious served fresh and hot, or chilled as a marinated salad.Print
Halloumi salad is great as a side dish or a complete meal. Made with lentils, walnuts, broccoli and tomatoes, it is healthy, hearty and delicious.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
- Category: Salad
- 2 bunches of broccoli
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 sprig of thyme
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup of walnuts (toasted)
- 1 block of halloumi cheese (about 250g)
- 3 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil + more for frying
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
- Boil the lentils with the bay leaf and thyme until just cooked (about 20 minutes). You want them to be cooked, but still a bit firm.
- Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Add the broccoli to the lentils for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
- When the broccoli and lentils are done, drain and rinse with cold water to stop them from over cooking.
- Make the salad dressing by mixing the olive oil, cider vinegar and mustard in a large salad bowl.
- Dice the tomatoes.
- Toss the lentils, broccoli and tomatoes in the salad dressing. Salt and pepper to taste. (I use 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper.)
- Pour 2 tbsp olive oil into a medium-sized, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Chop the halloumi into small cubes and fry until golden.
- Scatter the halloumi and walnuts over the salad and serve immediately.
Keywords: gluten free, one-pot meal, quick, easy, barbecue, picnic, potluck, summer
DIY Fermentation Inspiration
I love making halloumi! It is an easy cheese for beginners because it is relatively simple and doesn’t require any complicated tools. Best of all, it’s ready within just a few weeks.