Halloumi with broccoli tabbouleh & honey-harissa dressing

Halloumi with broccoli tabbouleh & honey-harissa dressing

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(7 ratings)

Easy

Serves 4
Couscous makes a great base for a quick salad. Flavour with smoky harissa, sweet honey and herbs, then top with fried cheese slices

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal682
  • fat44g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt4g
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Ingredients

  • 140g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 300g broccoli florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 150g cherry tomato, quartered
  • large bunch parsley, finely chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • small bunch mint, finely chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • juice 2 lemons, zest of ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp harissa
    Harissa

    Harissa

    ha-riss-ah

    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 x 250g packs halloumi cheese, cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • 25g toasted flaked almond

Method

  1. Put the couscous into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover with cling film and set aside for 5 mins.

  2. Blanch the broccoli for 2 mins, then drain well. Cut it into small pieces or blitz it in a food processor.

  3. Fork the broccoli, spring onions, tomatoes, herbs, lemon zest, the juice of 1½ lemons and 2 tbsp oil through the couscous. Season and mix well.

  4. To make the dressing, combine the harissa, honey, remaining lemon juice and oil, and some seasoning.

  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook the halloumi for 1-2 mins on each side until golden. Divide the couscous between the plates, top with the halloumi slices and dressing, then scatter over the almonds.

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jule955
9th Feb, 2017
Delicious! I replaced some of the halloumi with strips of beef, it was fantastic!
zsuzsanna
5th Feb, 2017
Used kale instead of the broccoli and did not have any parsely or mint but we enjoyed the contrast of flavours and textures very much!
lilygrey
16th Jan, 2017
This was absolutely delicious. My only complaint is that it took a long time to cook the halloumi, much longer than the stated time and I wanted that halloumi much quicker!
cathho
25th Oct, 2016
Love this! Very tasty. Served it with half a grilled aubergine smothered in pesto for my dinner.
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creepy_sheep
14th Apr, 2016
5.05
I've made this recipe several times now, and it's become one of my favourite lunches to take to work. It's really fresh and full of flavour. I usually use less halloumi though, as I find half a pack a bit too much for one portion, and I slice it more finely, so that I get more crispy bits!
jennymaggs
3rd Jan, 2014
This is very easy to make and tastes great. Will definitely make again soon.
kiwitifosi
24th Aug, 2013
5.05
You can't beat a good tabbouleh and the inclusion of broccoli is a great idea. I made this with quinoa instead of couscous and drastically reduced the amount of cheese and it was great. The dressing's excellent
sallymoonbeam
7th Aug, 2013
Just tried this dish and it was delicious! I will certainly be making it again.
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zsuzsanna
5th Feb, 2017
The halloumi doesn't take more than 2-3 minutes if the heat is fairly high!