Fried halloumi and rocket salad

Fried halloumi and rocket salad


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About this recipe: A tangy garlic lemon vinaigrette plays well with mild halloumi cheese, which sears nicely without melting, over a bed of spicy rocket.

alwayshungry Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 100g rocket
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 120g halloumi cheese, cut into 4 slices

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, rice vinegar, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, thyme and oregano. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss the rocket with the red onion. Divide the salad onto 4 salad plates.
  3. Heat a dry non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Brush the halloumi cheese slices with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and fry until deeply browned, then turn and continue to cook until deeply browned, 1-2 minutes each side.
  4. Place a halloumi slice on each salad, drizzle with the lemon dressing and serve immediately.


If you are already using the grill or barbecue, you can cook the halloumi very easily in a tray under the grill or by placing the halloumi directly on the barbecue grate.

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Needed a rapid supper recipe involving rocket and halloumi (already in the fridge) found and made this - absolutely delicious. Had all the ingredients to hand although no fresh but dried herbs. Loved the zing, the speed and the satisfaction. will be making again - 17 Nov 2015

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