Deconstructed Halloumi salad

Deconstructed Halloumi salad

For me, salad is a perfect summer meal. But it’s not always easy to serve to kids, often for one simple reason. They don’t like the way everything is mixed up. As adults we don’t really understand this, when I look at a big plate of mixed up deliciousness, I can’t wait to dive in! Kids think it looks like an unappealing, overwhelming mess. They generally don’t like the way everything is touching, they haven’t decided what’s gone onto their plate, they may not want dressing and if there is even one ingredient they don’t like, the whole meal is a no-no! Serving a salad in this deconstructed way makes it a perfect family meal. The children can choose how much of each ingredient they eat, and even if they don’t eat everything, it’s still positive exposure. They can decide if they want dressing or not and if your kids are anything like mine, they will love serving themselves. They still get a variety of nutrients, but in a way that feels good for them.

INGREDIENTS – serves 4

?2 blocks Halloumi

?2 cups quinoa, cooked as per pack instructions

?Vegetables of your choice: I used salad greens, 3 sliced peppers, 1 sliced cucumber, handful cherry tomatoes

?1/2 cup walnuts

?1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

?Dressing: ¼ cup olive oil, 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses, salt and pepper whisked together.


?Cook the quinoa as per pack instructions. While it’s cooking, prepare the rest of your ingredients. Leave the halloumi till last so it goes from the grill straight to the table.

?Slice the vegetables

?Make the salad dressing

?Arrange everything as you want. Don’t forget the walnuts and pomegranate seeds.

?Pat dry the halloumi and slice it into thick slices. Brush with a little olive oil and cook under a medium-hot grill for five minutes on each side

?Serve immediately.



This recipe was provided by Christianna from Eat Happy Feel Good @eathappyfeelgood