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Halloumi, Sweet Potato and Bulgur Wheat Salad

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This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. 

Halloumi is one of my favourite things to add to a salad. Especially when I’m trying to go meat free, halloumi is pretty much indispensable.

It goes really well with grains too, like in this harissa halloumi salad with couscous and of course in this halloumi sweet potato salad with bulgur wheat.

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

I’m really not much of a salad person. For me to eat salad it needs to involve a lot more than just salad ingredients. And preferably at least one carb.

This halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is pretty much my perfect salad.

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

There is green though so it totally counts as a salad. And it comes in the form of peppery rocket (arugula) which gives an amazing freshness to the whole salad.

In terms of lettuce I think we can all agree that rocket is a solid favourite. It adds so much more flavour than your average lettuce leaf.

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

What do you guys like in your salads? I think cheese is almost as essential as carbs. Feta, goats cheese, a shaving of parmesan. Halloumi works amazingly in this salad.

Apart from being in my top five cheeses (legit though, it would be way too hard to actually make that list), the salty flavour of the halloumi with the slightly charred sweet potato is like heaven.

Ingredients you need to make this halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad:

  • Sweet Potato
  • Olive Oil
  • Bulgur Wheat
  • Hot Chicken Stock
  • Halloumi
  • Olive Oil
  • Rocket
  • Black Olives
  • Red Chilli
  • Lemon
  • Honey

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this halloumi, sweet potato & bulgur wheat salad…

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

We had a light, lemony chilli dressing over the whole thing. Plus there’s olives.

I really love olives. You can really make this salad your own, add as much or as little rocket and olives as you like. I’ve included the basic recipe for the bulgur wheat salad and the halloumi and sweet potato but the rest is pretty much up to you!

Oh, and if you want to add more traditional salad ingredients (tomato, cucumber etc.) then they would work so well in here too.

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

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 🧀

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS HALLOUMI, SWEET POTATO & BULGUR WHEAT SALAD?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

Halloumi, Sweet Potato and Bulgur Wheat Salad

This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 150 g Bulgur Wheat
  • 275 ml Hot Chicken Stock
  • 200 g Halloumi cubed
  • Rocket
  • Handful of Black Olives

For the Dressing

  • 1 Red Chilli chopped
  • Juice of one Lemon
  • 100 ml Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the sweet potato, a tablespoon of olive oil and a big pinch of salt and pepper on to a baking tray. Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes until softened and slightly charred around the edges.
  • While the sweet potato is cooking, heat a pan over a medium high heat with the 3 tablespoons of oil. Fry the halloumi until it has browned on each side.
  • Place the bulgur wheat into a large bowl with a pinch of salt. Pour over the chicken stock and leave to sit under a clean tea towel until cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • To make the dressing. Place all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Chill until ready to use.
  • When everything is ready place the sweet potato and halloumi into the bowl with the bulgur wheat and gently stir together until everything is mixed. Pour over the dressing and mix again. Serve onto plates and top with the rocket and a few olives.
Nutrition Facts
Halloumi, Sweet Potato and Bulgur Wheat Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 670 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 1225mg 51%
Potassium 409mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 6g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 186.6%
Vitamin C 21.5%
Calcium 53.3%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This vibrant halloumi, sweet potato and bulgur wheat salad is full of saltiness from the halloumi and olives and creamy sweetness from the sweet potato.

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    jane @ littlesugarsnaps
    31/08/2017 at 10:09 AM

    I totally get you on needing a little carb in a salad. I do love your combination here. The haloumi and sweet potato sounds wonderful together.

  • Reply
    Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
    31/08/2017 at 10:39 AM

    So many lovely flavours in one dish. I do very much love halloumi, and is a nice change from feta for salads. The additon of tasty olives is perfect.

  • Reply
    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    31/08/2017 at 12:33 PM

    I’ve been looking for hearty salad options and this one looks perfect! My husband and I both love halloumi so I think this would be a winner at our house!

  • Reply
    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    31/08/2017 at 1:04 PM

    You always combine my favourite flavours! I’ve never thought about using halloumi in a salad like this before. Definitely going to try it.

  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    31/08/2017 at 1:16 PM

    You’re so right, a great salad has to have a bit of carb, and this one looks hearty enough to make a meal out of, I love the unusual ingredients in this one, and I’ve actually never had halloumi, where have I been??

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