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Halloumi Salad with Kale and Tahini Dressing

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This halloumi salad is made up of a few simple ingredients including kale, cannellini beans and cucumber and it’s drizzled with a tahini yoghurt dressing for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.

Kale and halloumi are two of my favourite ingredients. Especially when I’m trying to eat a little healthier, they’re both filling, satisfying and full of flavour and texture.

Overhead shot of halloumi salad with kale on a checked cloth on a marble background

We have been having a crazy heatwave in London over the past month or so. I adore the heat and have been loving the warm weather but it got to a bit of a breaking point today where it felt super heavy and thankfully there was a big storm.

I love thunder storms so that was all good and straight afterwards it seemed to drop about 10°C which made everything seem much fresher.

Even still we’re looking at mid to high twenties temps for the indefinite future so we need salads and vegetables and healthy stuff stat.

Halloumi salad in a bowl on a checked cloth on a marble background

Halloumi salad with kale with salad servers

This was one of my warm weather creations from the past few weeks. Minimal cooking is involved, just frying the halloumi, then everything else is tossed together and drizzled with dressing. Easy!

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS HALLOUMI SALAD WITH KALE:

  • Halloumi
  • Kale
  • Cucumber
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Tahini
  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Garlic
  • Curry Powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Water

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this halloumi salad with kale…

Close up of halloumi salad with kale

You can really mix up this salad and use whatever you have. I like cucumber for that fresh crunchiness but you could switch it for tomatoes or any other vegetable you like.

The cannellini beans could easily be switched for any other bean or even chickpeas if you prefer. I also sprinkle sunflower seeds on top but any other seed would work just as well so use your favourite!

Close up of halloumi salad with kale

Bowl of halloumi salad with kale on a marble background

So we’ve covered the salad and all your options in terms of ingredients but now let’s talk about that dressing.

Tahini is my new obsession in terms of salad dressings, it just adds the best nutty flavour and this version with Greek yoghurt has a little extra tang to it as well.

I made a maple tahini dressing for this sweet potato and quinoa salad as well which was just perfect with its nutty sweetness.

Overhead shot of halloumi salad with kale on a checked cloth

The dressing is so simple to make, just whisk everything together, and you should almost definitely make double because you’ll want to use it on everything.

I added a little curry powder and cumin to mine and I love that curry flavour with all the other ingredients, the curry and halloumi kind of reminds me of this cashew nut curry with halloumi which is one of my all time faves.

Cooked halloumi in a pan with text overlay

Check out my How To Cook Halloumi: A Complete Guide post for everything you ever wanted to know about halloumi!

If you’re as in love with halloumi as I am then you need to head over to my complete guide to How to Cook Halloumi! It’s got tips on how to grill, bake and fry it as well as plenty of recipes to try out and even some fun little facts about everyone’s favourite cheese 🧀

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Halloumi salad in a bowl on a checked cloth on a marble background
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Halloumi Salad with Kale & Cannellini Beans

This halloumi salad is made up of a few simple ingredients including kale, cannellini beans and cucumber and it's drizzled with a tahini yoghurt dressing for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword healthy, simple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 318 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 4 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Water as needed

For the Salad

  • 200 g Halloumi sliced
  • 1/2 Cucumber chopped
  • 200 g Kale
  • 1 400g tin Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • Sunflower Seeds to serve
  • Olive Oil to serve

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing by whisking all of the ingredients together and adding water, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.

  2. Fry the halloumi until browned on both sides. Add the kale, halloumi, beans and cucumber to a large bowl. Toss everything together then drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with sesame seeds and add dressing.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Halloumi Salad with Kale & Cannellini Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 844mg 35%
Potassium 339mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 100.4%
Vitamin C 74.8%
Calcium 67.3%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole triebe
    28/07/2018 at 4:04 PM

    I’ve been craving salads all summer! That halloumi is calling my name!

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/07/2018 at 7:30 PM

      Same! So good for summer 🙂

  • Reply
    Iryna Bychkiv
    28/07/2018 at 6:16 PM

    I adore Halloumi cheese and it’s so great for salads. Recently I’ve made a Halloumi salad myself, but I like your idea of adding beans. This can totally be a complete dinner recipe.

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/07/2018 at 7:30 PM

      Thanks Iryna!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    28/07/2018 at 11:25 PM

    I adore halloumi, and this looks like such a tasty way to use it!

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/07/2018 at 7:28 PM

      Thanks Danielle!

  • Reply
    camila
    29/07/2018 at 3:08 AM

    Halloumi is the best! This salad looks incredible!! I wish I could try this!! I want to make it now!! I haven’t had Halloumi in a lil while… totally time for me to get some!!

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/07/2018 at 7:27 PM

      It’s my favourite thing in the world!

  • Reply
    jillian
    29/07/2018 at 5:38 AM

    This look delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/07/2018 at 7:27 PM

      Thank you!

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