Hangry Couscous Recipes Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad with Salsa Verde

Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad with Salsa Verde

Looking for a sensational Spring or Summer lunch? Look no further with this Grilled Halloumi and couscous salad with salsa verde.

A fresh and flavor filled salad with crispy and golden halloumi cheese, this refreshing Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad with Salsa Verde is a unique and healthy salad dish sure to pair well with any main meal. With simple ingredients you might already find in your kitchen at home, and uncomplicated steps, you can have this salad ready in no time, stress and fuss-free! 

What Is Salsa Verde? 

Salsa Verde is a green sauce that is commonly used to dress salads. It is made up of chopped parsley, coriander, mint, and seasoned with garlic, chives, and pepper. It also consists of capers, wholegrain mustard, olive oil, and red wine. All of these ingredients are simply placed in a blender and blitzed until smooth. This sauce makes for a rich, thick, and savory dressing to serve with your halloumi and couscous salad.  

Quick and Easy 

For a salad so flavorful and scrumptious, it is unbelievably easy to throw together. The grilled halloumi cheese is simply fried in a pan until golden brown, the salad ingredients are tossed together in a bowl until combined, and the Salsa Verde ingredients are blitzed in a blender until smooth. The halloumi cheese is placed over the salad and the Salsa Verde is drizzled over it.  

This salad will leave you feeling refreshed and delighted by the savory, crispy, and crunchy elements. It is perfect for a hot day and will be enjoyed by anyone who tries it! 

Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad with Salsa Verde

Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad with Salsa Verde

Looking for a sensational Spring or Summer lunch? Look no further with this Grilled Halloumi and couscous salad with salsa verde.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Halloumi
Servings: 1
Author: Nato Zondagh

Ingredients

For the Salad Base

  • 30 g Cucumber Sliced
  • 30 g Cherry Tomato Halved
  • 15 g Red Onion Thinly sliced
  • 10 g Lettuce Washed
  • 10 g Rocket
  • 20 g Kalamata Olives
  • 20 g Couscous Cooked and cooled
  • 15 g Carrot Julienne

For the Halloumi

  • 150 g Halloumi Cheese 1cm slabs
  • 15 ml Olive Oil

For the Salsa Verde Dressing

  • 3 g Garlic Chopped
  • 7 g Parsley Chopped
  • 3 g Mint Chopped
  • 2 g Chive Chopped
  • 2 g Coriander Chopped
  • 4 g Capers Chopped
  • 4 g Wholegrain Mustard
  • 5 ml Red Wine
  • 15 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 g Coarse Pepper

Instructions

For the Salad Base

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl & toss to combine. Arrange in a serving dish.

For the Halloumi

  • Heat olive oil in a pan, add slabs of halloumi & grill until golden & crisoy on the edges.
  • Place on top of the salad base.

For the Salsa Verde Dressing

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender & blitz until somewhat smooth.
  • Drizzle over salad.
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