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Grilled Halloumi Salad

In the world of weeknight miracles, the Grilled Halloumi Salad emerges as a culinary revelation. After a taxing day, this dish comes together effortlessly, delivering a burst of flavors to revive your taste buds.

It’s not just a salad; it’s a symphony of sensations. The briny dance of olives, a spicy kick of garlic, and the refreshing crunch of cucumbers—all orchestrated to perfection. But let’s get straight to it—the true star is the grilled halloumi. This cheese doesn’t flinch under the grill’s heat; instead, it unveils a salty, feta-like allure. Slicing through those crispy, melty planks is a moment of sheer indulgence, akin to cutting into a well-cooked piece of meat or a perfectly seared scallop.

Putting this dish together is a breeze. Fire up the grill, brush the halloumi with good olive oil, and let it dance on the grates until those charred stripes appear. Meanwhile, gather the supporting cast—cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, Kalamata olives, and a handful of fresh mint. It’s a riot of colors, a celebration on a plate.

The dressing is where the magic happens—olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper come together in glorious alchemy. Toss the grilled halloumi into the mix, and you’ve got a salad that’s not just a dish; it’s a celebration.

Let it rest for a moment—literally, just five minutes. Allow those flavors to mingle, intensify, and reach their high notes. Serve it up with a side of lemon wedges for a citrusy crescendo. Clocking in at around 350 calories per serving, this Grilled Halloumi Salad isn’t just dinner—it’s a testament to the joyous rebellion of weeknight cooking. Life’s too short to miss the ecstasy of grilled halloumi. Make this salad and get ready to thank the kitchen gods later.

Grilled Halloumi Salad

Grilled Halloumi Salad

This Grilled Halloumi Salad is a quick and delightful weeknight meal that effortlessly combines briny olives, spicy garlic, and refreshing cucumbers. The star of the show is the grilled halloumi, offering a salty, feta-like allure. The recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish, serves 4, and costs around $20. With a simple Mediterranean-inspired dressing and a burst of fresh ingredients, it's a satisfying and flavorful dish that's perfect for a busy day. Enjoy the ecstasy of grilled halloumi in this easy-to-make salad!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


  • Grill or Grill Pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


For the Salad:

  • 1 pack (8 oz) halloumi cheese sliced into 1/2-inch planks
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves chopped

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Inline Ingredients:

  • Olive oil for brushing the halloumi
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat the Grill: Heat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Prepare the Halloumi: Brush the halloumi planks with olive oil on both sides. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear and the cheese is softened.
  • Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Assemble the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion, Kalamata olives, and chopped mint.
  • Add Grilled Halloumi: Gently fold in the grilled halloumi planks into the salad.
  • Dress the Salad: Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all ingredients evenly.
  • Resting Time: Let the salad rest for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Serve: Divide the salad onto plates, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.


  1.  Adjust the dressing ingredients according to your taste preferences.
  2. Feel free to add a drizzle of balsamic glaze or sprinkle of chili flakes for extra flavor.
  3. This salad can be a complete meal on its own, but you can also serve it as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.
Keyword Easy Dinner, Grilled Halloumi, Mediterranean, Quick, Salad
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert