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Haloumi salad in a bowl with serving fork and spoon.

Haloumi Salad with Mint

Whether grilled or pan-fried, haloumi salad has never been easier. Full of fresh tomato, baby spinach, mint and a quick squeeze of lemon juice, it's the side dish you'll want to eat as a main. 
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 sides
Calories 306kcal
Cost $10


  • 250 g haloumi sliced into 1cm strips
  • 50 g baby spinach washed
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 handful mint roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus a drizzle over the salad
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch Salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat half the olive oil in a pan over a high heat.
  • Fry the haloumi for a minute or two each side until golden brown.
  • Place the baby spinach and cherry tomatoes on a serving dish.
  • Top with cooked haloumi, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and season with black pepper.
  • Serve immediately.



  • Serve immediately, for the freshest results.
  • For the best flavour, use a high quality extra virgin olive oil. Never use a basic cooking oil or vegetable oil as they will likely spoil the flavour. 
  • Wanting extra flavour? Drizzle the grilled or fried haloumi with oil, lemon and dried oregano. 
  • Serve your freshly prepared salad in a tasty Mediterranean wrap for haloumi salad on the go!
  • What goes with haloumi salad? Haloumi salad can be eaten on its own, or served with a slice of crusty bread. It's also a perfect side dish to savoury foods such as barbecued meats, fish, and chicken.
  • What dressing should you pop on your haloumi salad? The dressing for this easy salad is a simple, flavour-packed blend of olive oil, lemon juice and cracked black pepper. No need to add salt as the haloumi brings plenty of its own. 
  • Can you make the salad in advance? Make haloumi salad just before serving, so it retains the squeaky, chewy texture and the salad leaves stay crispy and fresh. 
  • Make this salad with haloumi your way! Try our simple recipe above, or amp it up with your favourite ingredient combos. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
    • Orange & mint
    • Pesto & pine nut
    • Avocado & lime
    • Roast beetroot, pumpkin & lentil
    • Mediterranean style - black olives, roasted red or yellow peppers and caper berries
    • Fresh pomegranate seeds, or drizzle with pomegranate molasses


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1306IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 762mg | Iron: 1mg