Halloumi salad

A halloumi salad with a delicious creamy basil dressing. This vegetarian salad is particularly good because of the grilled avocado.

20 minutes 2 people Side dishes
Halloumi salad


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  • 225 grams halloumi
  • half a bag of rocket (arugula)
  • 1 avocado
  • a handful of pitted black olives
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • a handful of pickled pink or red onion
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a handful of (salted) sunflower seeds

Dressing ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • small handful of fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Halloumi salad ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • small blender or stick blender
  • optional: salad spinner
  • griddle pan
  • kitchen tongs


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Preparation – 10 minutes

First, make the quick pickled pink or red onions, alternatively slice pink or red onions into thin half-moons and add raw to the salad.

Make the dressing in a small blender, or use a stick blender. Combine mayonnaise, yoghurt, a peeled garlic clove, lemon juice and a handful of fresh basil leaves. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.

Cut the cherry tomatoes and black olives in half. If necessary, wash the rocket (arugula) and remove excess water with a salad spinner.

Halloumi salad
Halloumi salad

Finishing the Halloumi salad – 10 minutes

Divide the rocket (arugula), tomatoes, black olives and onions between 2 plates.

Slice the halloumi, pat dry and drizzle with olive oil. Halve the avocado, remove the pit and cut the avocado into slices that are not too thick, nor too thin.

Heat a griddle over high heat and grill the halloumi until nicely browned on both sides. Then immediately season it with salt and pepper.

Drizzle the avocado slices with olive oil and grill them for a few minutes on both sides. Season them immediately with salt and pepper.

Scatter the grilled halloumi and avocado over the salad and garnish with sunflower seeds and the dressing. Serve immediately, enjoy your meal!

Halloumi salad: frequently asked questions

What is halloumi?

Halloumi is a cheese from Greece and Cyprus, and is made from goat, sheep and cow's milk. The cheese is firm and therefore perfect for grilling.

Where can I buy halloumi?

Halloumi can be bought in most supermarkets.

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