Spicy Halloumi, Chickpea & Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Janeycoughdrop

  • Time needed: 10 mins
  • Calories per serving:
  • Servings: 1 - 4 depending on portions and main/side option
  • Difficulty: 2
  • Rating: 4.00 based on 2 reviews

A great layered, warm salad that can be eaten on its own or as a side dish for everyone to dig into! Add or subtract ingredients as you like depending what leftovers are around you..


• 2 - 3 thick slices of Halloumi cheese
• 2 tbsp canned chick peas, rinsed
• 1/2 cup cooked quinoa and/or bulgur
• Harissa paste
• Cumin seeds and chilli flakes to taste
• A few handfuls of Rocket
• Cherry tomatoes, halved
• Cucumber, diced
• OPTIONAL EXTRAS: baby beetroot, spring onion, pickled jalapenos, hard boiled eggs, quartered


Cube the cheese and add to a hot pan with butter, cumin seeds and chilli. Allow to brown on each side. When almost done, add the chickpeas and harissa paste to taste (usually 1 - 2 tsp) and allow to warm through. Just before removing from heat stir in the quinoa/bulgur so that it can absorb some of the spices.
Layer rocket, cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot, spring onions etc in a bowl then add warm ingredients. Mix gently to combine warm and cool elements. Garnish with boiled eggs if desired.

4 reviews for “Spicy Halloumi, Chickpea & Quinoa Salad”

  • review by:

    This is DELICIOUS!!! Hubby and I had for our main meal…..he loved it as well…..if you like to experiment then try this….yummy!

  • review by:

    Absolutely delicious – can’t wait to cook it again

  • review by:
    Not rated

    Yummy! Tried this with the eggs and all I can say…very filling and delicious. Will definitely try this again.

  • review by:
    Not rated

    This looks lovely – what are the calories?

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