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Harissa Halloumi Salad with Couscous

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. 

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

So I was thinking it had been a bit too long since I’d last shared a halloumi recipe. Halloumi is in my top five favourite foods and it’s a great addition to all kinds of dishes, if you haven’t tried it yet then you need to get your hands on some ASAP, trust me, you won’t regret it.

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

This here salad is so easy to make. We had it for the first time a few weeks ago when we got home from a run. Now that we’ve started training for a half marathon we’re having to go for runs when I get home from work, something which I really don’t love. Once we get back I want dinner ready basically immediately so that I can sit down and start working on the blog until bedtime. Such a fun life I lead!

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

So this harissa halloumi salad was one of those throw together things once we were back from the run. Couscous is always a winner since it’s so speedy and doesn’t even involve any saucepans and flames (loooove). So all the cooking that needs doing is throwing the aubergine in the oven for 20 minutes, a quick fry of the vegetables followed by a fry of the halloumi. Whip up a quick dressing and throw everything together. The perfect post run dinner. Or just the perfect post work dinner. Or post anything dinner.

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. #vegetarian #salad #healthy #halloumi
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Harissa Halloumi Salad with Couscous

This harissa halloumi salad is so quick to make and is bursting with healthy ingredients! The salty halloumi is the perfect addition to this vegetarian dish. 

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 439 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Aubergine chopped
  • 200 g Halloumi sliced
  • 1 Orange Pepper sliced
  • 1 Red Onion chopped
  • 240 g Couscous
  • 100 g Spinach
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Harissa Paste
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sugar

Instructions

  1. Place the aubergine on a baking tray with a tbsp of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Cook at 200°C for 20 minutes. Meanwhile place the couscous in a large bowl with 400ml of boiling water. Cover the bowl with a clean towel.

  2. Heat the rest of the olive oil over a medium heat in a frying pan. Add the yellow pepper and red onion with a pinch of salt. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and place in the bowl with the couscous. Return the pan to the heat and fry the halloumi until browned on both sides, adding more oil if necessary.

  3. To make the dressing mix together the harissa paste, vinegar, olive oil and sugar. Set aside. To finish assembling the salad add the aubergine, spinach, tomatoes and halloumi to the vegetables and couscous then toss with the dressing.

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE HARISSA HALLOUMI SALAD WITH COUSCOUS?

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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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Brandi
    28/10/2017 at 12:10 AM

    I love Couscous. This salad looks amazing! Definitely like something I should try.

    • Reply
      Amy
      28/10/2017 at 12:02 PM

      Thanks Brandi 🙂

  • Reply
    Jillian
    28/10/2017 at 5:27 AM

    Ooooo, I love this salad!

    • Reply
      Amy
      28/10/2017 at 12:02 PM

      Thanks Jillian!

  • Reply
    Ginny
    28/10/2017 at 5:38 AM

    What a beautiful salad. It almost looks like a casserole 🙂 Love the spinach and couscous in there too. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Amy
      28/10/2017 at 12:02 PM

      Thank you Ginny 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura
    28/10/2017 at 6:42 AM

    I never heard of halloumi before, but I do love harissa, so if I found them here in France I will give it a try.

  • Reply
    Kate | Veggie Desserts
    28/10/2017 at 7:28 AM

    Such a lovely salad! The harissa sounds so good against the salty halloumi cheese.

    • Reply
      Amy
      28/10/2017 at 12:01 PM

      Thanks Kate!

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