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Grilled Halloumi + Pumpkin Salad with Honey and Za'atar

10 minutes
5 Servings

*Za’atar is a middle eastern spice that pairs beautifully with halloumi and honey. You can purchase it from the spice section of any good supermarket.


  • 500g/1.1lb Kent pumpkin, skin removed, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250g/8.8oz halloumi sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 80g/3oz almonds
  • 1 tablespoon Za’atar*
  • ¼ cup fresh mint (optional)
  • 5 cups mixed greens e.g. Rocket, baby spinach
  • NOTE: If adding chicken, buy 500-750g (1.1lb – 1.6lb) of chicken breast, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with salt and roll in za’atar and add to the oven when you add the halloumi.


  • 1.Preheat the oven to 200c/390f. Place pumpkin on a lined baking tray, sprinkle with salt and bake for 45 minutes.
  • 2.Remove from over and add halloumi pieces and almonds, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with za’atar. Return to oven and bake for further 10 minutes.
  • 3.Once the halloumi has browned, remove from oven, add mint leaves and serve on bed of leafy greens. Drizzle lightly with honey and extra virgin olive oil.


This recipe was created in collaboration with Dairy Australia because I believe every person should feel good about eating cheese. You should never for eating cheese, or any food for that matter! #nofoodguilt