Haloumi Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad with Halloumi or Chicken

This tasty salad is sure to freshen up your day and will help to keep you fuller for longer, as it contains a good source of protein and fibre!


This salad makes a perfect lunch, dinner or meal prep option, and is a SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS way to elevate your salad game!

Serves 4

Gluten-free, Vegetarian Option


Nutrition info (with Halloumi): 527kcal, 22g protein, 24g fat, 50g carbs

Nutrition info (with Chicken): 498kcal, 28g protein, 19g fat, 49g carbs

Haloumi Salad




  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, cooled

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 2 cucumbers, diced

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1/2 capsicum, diced

  • 1/2 cup strong cheese (e.g. parmesan, fetta, goats cheese), crumbled

  • 2 cups tightly packed rocket, roughly chopped

  • 2 cups tightly packed baby spinach, roughly chopped

  • 1/3 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped

  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

  • 1/3 cup toasted nuts (e.g. pine, almond, walnut, pistachio)

  • 200g halloumi (sliced & grilled) or 200g raw chicken breast (tossed in paprika, salt & pepper then grilled)



  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper



  • Cook halloumi or chicken as desired

  • Place all ingredients for dressing into a jar, screw the lid on tight and shake well

  • Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad & toss well.

  • Serve a quarter portion into a serving bowl, and if using Halloumi, pile on top.

  • Serve & enjoy!


Haloumi and chicken salad

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