Halloumi with chickpea salsa & couscous

Halloumi with chickpea salsa & couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This stunning salad is quick, vegetarian and packed with flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
489
protein
21g
carbs
44g
fat
27g
saturates
11g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
2.79g

Ingredients

  • 250g couscous
  • 250ml hot vegetable stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 140g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 red chilli, ½ deseeded and finely chopped, ½ sliced
  • small bunch each mint and coriander leaves, chopped
  • 250g pack halloumi cheese, thickly sliced

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Method

  1. Put the couscous in a bowl and pour over the hot stock. Cover with cling film, leave to stand and swell for 10 mins.
  2. Make the salsa by mixing the chickpeas with the tomatoes, half the oil and vinegar, the finely chopped chillies and some of the chopped herbs. Season and arrange between 4 serving plates.
  3. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan. Fry the halloumi for 2-3 mins each side, until golden and lightly charred. Fluff up the couscous with a fork and mix in the rest of the oil, vinegar and herbs with some seasoning. Pile onto the plates next to the salsa and top with the warm halloumi. Garnish with the sliced chillies.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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marinaveiga87's picture

Delicious and easy, all the flavours combined to make a refreshing meal. I quicky fried off some chicken and had it with the salad.

becskr's picture
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Loved this recipe, so tasty. I added a few olives and some roasted peppers to the couscous too.

mildura's picture
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Great summer recipe!
It's possible to buy vegetarian halloumi. Like BBCgoodfood, i assume (as a vegetarian myself) that people are capable of checking the ingredients list before buying cheese. They really shouldn't need to point it out.

helen81's picture

This was just delicious, we added squeeze of half a lemon!! YUMO

dylan0908's picture
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Quick and easy, made with salmon. Awesome :)

harebell22's picture

What sort of rennet is used in halloumi cheese. I hope it's not calf's?

provene's picture
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The cous cous salad is so light and delicious. Really tasty. I didn't have any fresh mint so improvised with a little mint sauce, which seemed to work well. We had this with the satay pork chops (also on this site) instead of the halloumi cheese as I wanted something I could cook which I already had all the ingredients for. It made plenty and I have some for lunch at work tomorrow. Yum!

edwardsgj's picture
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really tasty, didn't have any fresh mint so squeezed some out of a tube and it tasted great.

kellyesue's picture
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Perfect, simple, great for dinner parties or for weeknights. I've made it loads now.

sbradley's picture
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Apart from the salsa, I didn't really feel this was a recipe but I made it for myself for tea tonight and it was delicious. It was easy to make for one and I will be making it again. If you like chickpeas and couscous I can recommend it.

twinkle48's picture
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Made with a jar of sun dried tomatoes as I was out of fresh, really tasty and so quick.

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