Simple Grilled Halloumi Salad

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With fewer than 10 ingredients this grilled halloumi salad combines warm, salty, melty halloumi cheese with fresh greens, chickpeas, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives drizzled with a creamy homemade balsamic dressing. It's packed with fresh Mediterranean flavors and you can have it on the table in less than 10 minutes! 




  1. Heat a large saute pan, cast iron griddle, or grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Slice halloumi cheese into 1/3"-1/2" slices using a sharp knife. Brush both sides of the cheese with olive oil.
  3. Place sliced halloumi cut side down on the hot pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until a dark golden-brown crust forms.
  4. Gently flip the cheese over and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  5. While the cheese is cooking, assemble the salad on a serving platter adding spring greens in an even layer. Top with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and red onion.
  6. Top salad with grilled halloumi slices and drizzle with Homemade Creamy Balsamic Dressing.
  7. Serve and enjoy!



  • Halloumi cheese often comes in a rectangle but it can also come in other shapes. I prefer the rectangle(ish) halloumi for this recipe. You may notice that as you slice the halloumi there is a seam down the middle of the slices, like a larger block of cheese was folded in half. This is totally okay and completely normal! If your slices end up in 2 strips instead of 1 solid piece that's totally fine too. If you look at my grilled slices of halloumi above, you can see the seam that I'm talking about.
  • Cutting the halloumi into thick slices will help ensure that they stay together. Thinner slices are more likely to fall apart, so stick with 1/3-1/2" thick slices! You can also cut them into smaller pieces or even cubes to create a grilled halloumi "crouton"!