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A salad with the halloumi cheese grilled and chopped, the tomatoes and arugula, the mint with lemon slices and the salad dressing on the side. Also a tea towel and flowers on the side.

Halloumi Cheese Salad

Looking for a new and delicious way to salad? Halloumi Cheese Salad will win your heart with it’s hearty texture, fresh mint, tomatoes and a sweet citrus honey dressing!
Course Salad, vegetarian
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword halloumi, Halloumi cheese, Halloumi recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 463 kcal
Author Mahy



  • 6-8 ounces Halloumi cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups shitshito peppers
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives

Honey Citrus Dressing

  • 1 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme optional
  • Chilli flakes optional


  1. Slice the cheese and soak in water if you decide to do so (more on the notes below). Slice the cheese into half an inch thick slices.
  2. Preheat a non stick grill pan and add to it the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Grill the cheese for1-2 minutes per side. Remove the cheese and add the peppers, and increase the heat to high. Allow the peppers to charr for 3 minutes per side.
  4. When the peppers have cooled slightly, chop them and the cheese into an inch size pieces.
  5. Toss them with the remaining salad ingredients.
  6. Make the dressing by mixing everything together in a small bowl and dress it over the salad! Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


You may need to soak your store bought Halloumi cheese in water for 2 hours before using it because it comes in brine. It is however less salty than feta cheese, so often cases, I don’t need soaking.
Halloumi is great grilled :
Also Fried Halloumi is great:
You can eat the cheese raw, grilled or fried. It has a high meting point so it doesn’t melt.
It has a chewy texture which is makes it a hearty and filing vegetarian option.
It tastes very neutral so you can flavor it with any spice and dip it with several dips.

Nutrition Facts
Halloumi Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 2113mg92%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2013IU40%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 523mg52%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.